Exhibit Maintenance Technician

Position: Exhibit Maintenance Technician

Reports To: Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance

Schedule: Saturday-Wednesday, 8am-4pm

Pay Rate: $20/hr

Job Summary

The Exhibit Maintenance Technician is a high energy, fast paced problem solver, with a proven ability to ‘make things’, and is comfortable in a workshop as well as a public setting. Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance, the technician will maintain and/or rebuild existing exhibits while contributing to a high-performing customer experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Using design drawings, schematics, specifications, select appropriate materials and maintain all finished exhibits
  • Install, maintain, rebuild and/or repair existing exhibits focus on all aspects of repair and integration for exhibits
  • Actively identify and clear exhibit maintenance ‘trouble tickets’ to ensure short and long-term exhibit safety and functionality.
  • Strong focus on preventative maintenance when feasible
    • Advise Exhibit Maintenance Manager of developing faults in existing exhibits
    • Recommend design changes or construction changes to improve durability and user safety
    • Strong reporting of recurring maintenance to Exhibit Maintenance Manager
  • Follow safety procedures in the shop and whenever using tools
  • Ability to maintain and repair a variety of equipment (Training can be provided)
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment: maintained daily
  • Drive forklift as needed for material movement (Certification/training can be provided as needed)

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.): most of the workday
  • Required to exert physical effort in handing objects less than 100 pounds: often
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.): rarely
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements: sometimes
  • Normal setting for this job is: shop setting/museum exhibits

Job Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two or more years post high school tech or trade oriented training.
  • Minimum of one year practical experience applying trade skills.
  • Past field service work preferred, but not required.
  • Some machining experience with various materials (plastic, wood, metals) preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities

  • Experience in Raspberry Pi integration and should be familiar with the Arduino ecosystem.
  • Electrical circuit design and documentation experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of electrical diagnostic tools.
  • Extensive power tool experience.
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