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Position summary: Perform assigned duties associated with one of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, mechanical, HVAC/R, painting, plumbing, etc. to assist with the general maintenance, upkeep, and repair of campus buildings, dormitories, and grounds; display the ability to learn the above mentioned trades. General purpose: Serve as a resource in at least one of the building trades for the Facilities Management Department, train to become more proficient in that trade, and provide quality building maintenance and repair services in support of the mission of the college.Major role functions: â¢ Under general supervision, execute assigned repair/work orders daily, following up as needed to ensure quality work that meets the college & industry standardsâ¢ Accept training, directions and mentoring from managers, supervisors and Maintenance Technicians II and IIIâ¢ Familiarity with all MICA buildingsâ systems and installed equipment; assist with scheduled preventive maintenance on assigned equipment, both independently, with other Technicians, and with subcontractorsâ¢ Required to lift, carry, push or pull a variety of tools, equipment and materials; reach, stoop, kneel, climb, and crouch to gain access to spaces, and may involve both indoor and outside work and the use of hand tools and power tools associated with the building tradesâ¢ Work under adverse weather conditions and act as a primary member of the Inclement Weather Response TeamPosition responsibilities: â¢ Learn through formalized and on the job training to become proficient in at least one building trade; use basic mathematics while performing tasksâ¢ Consult with Maintenance Technician II or III on work procedures, processes and best industry practicesâ¢ Establish and maintain an excellent customer service driven and professional relationships with MICA faculty, staff, administration and the community; maintain a clean and professional appearance and demeanorâ¢ Assist with the setup and preparation for events, classes, visitors, etc.; classroom/studio/gallery/exhibit space set-up and break down; move objects, furniture, trash, etc. from buildings to various locationsâ¢ Assist with or take corrective action for any deficiency related to the campus buildings and grounds; perform unsupervised and supervised building interior and exterior maintenance/repairs; maintain good housekeeping habitsâ¢ Occasional assignment as the Facilities primary point of contact (Contact on Duty) for after-hours emergenciesâ¢ Help maintain Facilities fleet vehicles and keep the maintenance shop clean and organizedâ¢ Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulationsâ¢ Maintain a healthful work environment and follow all departmental protocols/safety regulationsâ¢ Work to reduce energy usage, reduce or recycle waste, and promote sustainabilityâ¢ Performs other related duties as assignedRequired, essential skills and experience:â¢ Ability to follow directions and work independently or work as part of a teamâ¢ Ability to accept feedback and mentoring from managers, supervisors and Maintenance Level II and III Techniciansâ¢ Ability to work well and cooperatively with people from different backgroundsâ¢ Ability to solve problems, ask questions, and think through solutions related to building maintenance and repairRequired qualifications: â¢ High school diploma or equivalentâ¢ Stable work or education history with excellent attendance recordâ¢ Some hands-on experience in at least one of the building trades; some practical work experience or work towards certification in one of the following specific building trades: plumbing, electrical, HVAC/R, or carpentryâ¢ Basic knowledge of safety requirements; basic knowledge of environmental health and safety; must follow safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manualsâ¢ Ability to perform basic math as well as read, write, and speak English to understand and communicate written/verbal instructions; willing to learn through job experience and formal trainingâ¢ Must work to maintain interior and exterior campus buildings & groundsâ¢ Knowledge of and familiarity with hand tools, power tools, and equipment associated with maintenance tradesValued, but not required qualifications:â¢ Over 1 year of practical work experience in the building tradesâ¢ Work towards certification in one of the building tradesâ¢ Basic knowledge of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC/R and carpentry tradesâ¢ Experience working in a Facilities Management Departmentâ¢ Maintain a current valid Driverâs License with satisfactory driving record Reporting to this position: No direct reports.Conditions of Employment: â¢ Candidate must successfully complete a full background checkâ¢ Works primarily indoors, but occasionally outdoors year-round; â¢ Will occasionally be required to lift and/or move heavy objectsâ¢ This position is an âessential personnel,â meaning the attendance for weather related emergencies, 24-hour emergency response availability, and presence for campus emergencies is mandatoryâ¢ Must be available to work various shifts (1st or 2nd), weekends and overtime as needed.â¢ Ability to stand for long periods of timeâ¢ Ability to work in various climatic conditions and around materials typically used in the making of works of art (e.g., clay, ceramics dust, fibers, wood shop
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About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.