OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 22-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Education
  • Newport, OR, USA
  • $17.50 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular - Part-Time

Eligible for sick time.

The Camp Maintenance Technician is an essential community member of passionate educators and learners. To support a positive work and education environment, the Maintenance Technician provides effective care, repair, and maintenance of camp buildings, grounds and equipment at The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport, Oregon.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Recognize, mitigate, and respond to hazards to ensure a healthy and safe program for all participants;
  • Actively integrate diversity, equity, access and inclusion in all areas;
  • Provide general maintenance, including but not limited to plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas appliances and systems, and invasive weed removal;
  • Implement preventative maintenance system checks and seasonal tasks such as changing filters, power washing, cleaning door sand traps, and general landscaping;
  • Support the compliance of Oregon state and county health codes, as well as American Camp Association standards, under the guidance of the CDC Manager;
  • Maintain accurate records of all work and repairs done to The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray.
  • Perform staff housing maintenance/improvements such as basic plumbing and home repair;
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace, which includes the maintenance shop, mechanical rooms, and storage spaces.

Working Conditions

  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly;
  • This position is regular part-time scheduled for 20 hours/week;
  • This position may require occasionally working on some weekends, holidays, and/or evenings;
  • You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation under the ADA for medical or religious reasons
  • Physical Demands: 10% sitting, 50% standing, 40% lifting/carrying/pushing 50 lbs;
  • Vision Demands include:
    • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches of less);
    • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more);
    • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors);
    • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point);
    • Depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships);
    • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Environmental Demands include:
    • Outdoor weather conditions
    • Work near moving mechanical parts
    • Toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Risk of electric shock
    • Work with explosives
  • Noise Levels include:
    • Quiet (examples: library, private office)
    • Moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
    • Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)

Secondary Job Responsibilities

Provide support to the CDC team and Outdoor Education department. Secondary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Help obtain bids and proposals for supplies and services. Serve as the point of contact for contractors and support project completion;
  • Assist with staff safety and maintenance training;
  • Maintain/repair/replace teaching equipment as needed;
  • Conduct regular, basic vehicle maintenance checks;
  • Drive to local stores to purchase repair parts as needed.



  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve;
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Ability and/or willingness to learn computerized maintenance software;
  • Ability to effectively handle the planning and execution of multiple tasks;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality, protocol, and community agreements;
  • Demonstrated ability to pivot between individual and team work;
  • Exercises sound judgement while upholding high integrity and ethical standards.

Education & Work Experience


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • 3 years of experience with increasing responsibility:
    • Foundational knowledge and experience working in a commercial or industrial setting, with an emphasis on electrical, plumbing, site improvements, and preventative maintenance;
    • Demonstrated experience working independently and safely with mechanical systems;
    • Familiarity with gas-based appliances;
    • Familiarity with HVAC systems;
    • Familiarity with basic vehicle maintenance.


  • Prior experience and familiarity with preventative maintenance software.

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications


  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background checks and reference checks.


  • Valid driver's license
  • Meets the requirements in the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Policy, which includes passing the MVR check;
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, and American Camp Association (ACA) background checks (& on an annual basis).

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