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Maintenance Engineer OMSI

Maintenance Engineer - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Maintenance Engineer is directly responsible for performing and assisting in the facilitation of all maintenance operations pertaining to OMSI facilities. This includes general maintenance, equipment repair, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and the preventative maintenance program. This position helps coordinate the activities of other maintenance staff and advises the Senior Maintenance Engineer on all related matters.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.

  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance and repairs on facility systems, including electrical, plumbing, air handlers, fans, pumps, boilers, and chillers.

  • Assist in facilitating day-to-day operations of OMSI's facility maintenance activities and staff, including use of the preventative maintenance and work order systems.

  • Use HVAC control system to monitor and adjust building climate controls, including programming of digital set points and control devices.

  • Assist in the evaluation of all maintenance service contracts and in monitoring contractor performance.

  • Assist in obtaining bids for projects and in maintaining contractor and vendor relations.

  • Ensure all service and repairs are done properly to meet code and department standards.

  • Ensure that all supplies and parts inventory are maintained at acceptable levels.

  • Act as a resource for internal staff, providing advice and information to promote a positive, customer-service-based focus.

  • Work with and support volunteers throughout the museum.

  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly

  • This position is regular full-time, scheduled for 40 hours/week.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to be flexible on schedule and on-call as needed for security and emergencies.

  • Physical Demands: 5% Sitting 75% Standing 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling up to 50Pounds

  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or 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), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).

  • Work environment includes wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of electric shock, vibration.

  • Noise level varies from very quiet (examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test), quiet (examples: library, private office) to very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert).

Secondary Functions:

"Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:"

  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Facilities Operations.

  • Program schedule changes for HVAC and lighting control systems.

  • Order and purchase supplies and materials including driving to local stores as needed.

  • Assist the Senior Maintenance Engineer as needed in researching information regarding future projects and strategic initiatives.



  • Proven ability to affect repairs to electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Thorough knowledge of all facility mechanical, electrical and life safety systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of services and support necessary for facility maintenance programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computerized maintenance management programs and digital HVAC and lighting control systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial construction and maintenance practices and codes.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and codes and apply knowledge effectively.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel

  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.

  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and collaboration with colleagues, with varied skills and responsibilities meeting individual, departmental and organizational deadlines.

  • Ability to carry out written and oral instructions.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.


  • Nonprofit experience.

  • Museum experience.

  • Experience in Financial Edge, or other database program.

Education & Work Experience: 


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Minimum 4 years' experience in general and preventive maintenance in a commercial/institutional setting.

  • Minimum 4 years' experience with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, with a demonstrated mechanical aptitude.

  • Knowledge and experience with commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems.

  • Minimum 2 years of coordination and project management skills.


  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.

  • Experience working with volunteers.

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:  


  • Current electrical license for the State of Oregon

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


  • Refrigeration certification.

  • Valid driver's license (non-CDL).

  • Licensed/certified in one or more'LME, refrigeration, building trades.

  • Pre-employment checks, such as requirements in the MVR Policy including passing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.