The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has an immediate opening for a Facilities Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician will perform operation and maintenance of greenhouse, plant growth facility, laboratory, and supporting building infrastructure. This position’s primary responsibility will be to maintain all equipment supporting greenhouse operations. • Mechanical: Includes vents, gearboxes, louvers, small pumps, exhaust fans, related controls, boilers, and air conditioning. • Electrical: Minor troubleshooting and repair of greenhouse specific control systems. Lighting repairs including bulbs, capacitors and ballasts. Troubleshooting and repair of small motors, fans and VFD’s. • Plumbing: Install and repair of water distribution piping, irrigation and tempering valves, faucets, etc. • Small equipment repair: Mobile sprayers, fertilizer injection system, humidification system.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential. Must possess the ability to manage multiple small projects, demonstrate organizational skills and follow verbal and written instructions. The candidate must possess a minimum of three to five years of experience working in preventative maintenance and repair, have a high school diploma or GED, and be able to demonstrate basic computer knowledge. Preferred qualifications include: previous greenhouse maintenance experience; familiarity with laboratory and/or building automation controls and software Send resume, salary history and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Maintenance Technician in the subject line.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, protected veteran status and people with disabilities. Employment discrimination protections are also provided based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is a not-for-profit research institute. Scientists at the Center are engaged in research that strives to enhance the nutritional content of plants, increase agricultural production to create a sustainable food supply, reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizer, develop new and sustainable biofuels, and generate scientific ideas and t...echnologies that will contribute to the economic growth of the St. Louis region. The Danforth Center currently employs nearly 200 individuals. Of these, two-thirds are scientists / scientific staff and approximately 90 hold PhDs. The Danforth Center has a strong international presence and commitment. Scientists from more than 20 different countries work at the Danforth Center and the Center has developed collaborations with educational and research institutes in Africa, China and India.