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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.Â
General purpose: Â 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:
Under general supervision, executeÂ assigned repair/work orders daily, following up as needed to ensure quality work that meets the college & industry standards
Accept training, directions and mentoring from managers, supervisors and Maintenance Technicians II and III
Familiarity with all MICA buildingsâ systems and installed equipment; assist with scheduled preventive maintenance on assigned equipment, both independently, with other Technicians, and with subcontractors
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 trades
Work under adverse weather conditions and act as a primary member of the Inclement Weather Response Team
Learn through formalized and on the job training to become proficient in at least one building trade; use basic mathematics while performing tasks
Consult with Maintenance Technician II or III on work procedures, processes and best industry practices
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 demeanor
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 locations
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 habits
Occasional assignment as the Facilities primary point of contact (Contact on Duty) for after-hours emergencies
Help maintain Facilities fleet vehicles and keep the maintenance shop clean and organized
Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations
Maintain a healthful work environment and follow all departmental protocols/safety regulations
Work to reduce energy usage, reduce or recycle waste, and promote sustainability
Performs other related duties as assigned
Required, essential skills and experience:
Ability to follow directions and work Â independently or work as part of a team
Ability to accept feedback and mentoring from managers, supervisors and Maintenance Level II and III Technicians
Ability to work well and cooperatively with people from different backgrounds
Ability to solve problems, ask questions, and think through solutions related to building maintenance and repair
High school diploma or equivalent
Maintain a current valid Driverâs License with satisfactory driving record
Stable work or education history with excellent attendance record
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 carpentry
Basic knowledge of safety requirements; basic knowledge of environmental health and safety; must follow safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals
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 training
Must work to maintain interior and exterior campus buildings & grounds
Knowledge of and familiarity with hand tools, power tools, and equipment associated with maintenance trades
Valued, but not required qualifications:
Over 1 year of practical work experience in the building trades
Work towards certification in one of the building trades
Basic knowledge of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC/R and carpentry trades
Experience working in a Facilities Management Department
Reporting to this position:Â No direct reports.
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Works primarily indoors, but occasionally outdoors year-round;
Will occasionally be required to lift and/or move heavy objects
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 mandatory
Must be available to work various shifts (1st or 2nd), weekends and overtime as needed.
Ability to stand for long periods of time
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 areas, printmaking, painting, sculpture, drawing mediums, etc.)
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, including outdoor heat and cold. Â The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
Â Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Action Plan & Fire Prevention, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Asbestos Abatement, Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Lockout Tag-out, Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection.
Â Must be able to wear a respirator; additional training may be added (see: EHS Manager training schedule).
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R504
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.