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Maintenance Manager

10/23/23-Admiral Nimitz Foundation Fredericksburg, TX

Job Description

Maintenance Manager - Maintenance Technician II

Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Founded in 1971 as a 501(c)3, the Foundation since 2005, in an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, manages and provides financial support to the State-owned National Museum of the Pacific War to:
• Engage present and future generations about World War II in the Pacific and the continued global relevance of its lessons.
• Use the Collection of over 55,000 items to provide programs that inspire and educate.
• Enhance and maintain the quality of the National Museum of the Pacific War and its grounds.
• Provide resources to accomplish the Foundation’s vision and mission; and,
• Enhance constituency and community engagement.

About the Museum
The National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to honoring those who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and educating the public about the sacrifices made during this significant historical period. A Smithsonian Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum offers an immersive and educational experience through its exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. Located in the beautiful town of Fredericksburg, Texas, the Museum offer six acres of indoor and outdoor features including the Admiral Nimitz Gallery, George H.W. Bush Gallery, Japanese Garden of Peace, Plaza of the Presidents, Memorial Courtyard, and the Pacific Combat Zone.

Position
Reporting to the Maintenance Director, the Maintenance Manager/Technician II performs skilled work in the fields of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and roofing trades. This position also supervises work done in these fields by other Maintenance staff or outside contractors.

Responsibilities
• Coordinates with the Maintenance Director on project management, supervisory duties and scheduling the department’s workload.
• Performs advanced supervisory maintenance/ custodial work.
• Plans, assigns, and oversees the work of maintenance, custodial and construction personnel, including estimating work hours, scheduling and coordinating activities with contractors and management.
• Estimates and requisitions materials and supplies required for projects.
• Troubleshoots and evaluates maintenance issues campus-wide and effect repairs, maintains inventories and equipment, keeps complete and accurate records of repairs and equipment.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Four years of skilled experience* in one or more of the following trades: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and/or roofing; OR, six years of experience as a Maintenance Technician I.
• Supervisory level in Maintenance / Custodial / Construction experience* is a plus.
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with project designers, project managers and directors.
• Operate a boom lift of 36’or less, operate a forklift. Ability to obtain certifications to operate.
• Duties will require working other than Monday through Friday and/or other than regular work hours.
• Applicant will lead and be part of a facility team; must have the ability to work independently or with a team as necessary.
• High School diploma or GED equivalent is required. Preference may be given for additional job-specific education including trade schools and specialty programs. Construction and/or landscaping experience is a plus.
• Some knowledge of World War II history or history education.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
* One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement.

Physical and Environmental Factors:

The successful candidate can perform physically demanding labor that may include:
• Standing and maneuvering for long periods of time.
• Working in an outside environment subject to inclement weather conditions, with possible and/or frequent exposure to sun, humidity, and high or low temperatures
• Work around loud machinery, noise and/or pronounced vibration.
• Regularly work with exposure to dust and allergens, hazardous materials such as oils, grease, solvents, glues, adhesives, cleaning and de-greasing solutions and other chemicals
• Regularly reach, grasp, pull, push, and carry various equipment and furniture across various types of surfaces.
• Exert physical energy with frequent maneuvering, stooping, crouching, bending at waist and knees; maneuver, twist, crawl and work in confined and cramped spaces (such as attics, crawl spaces, etc.); twist body up to 45-degree angle; frequently stretching, reaching and kneeling while operating tools and equipment; using proper bending and lifting techniques.
• Regularly lift and/or carry heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), with or without assistance, from floor level to above shoulder level; climb and descend ladders up to 16 feet high and/or stairs (with heavy objects with or without assistance); work on wet, slippery surfaces.
• Wear and work using personal protective and safety equipment when appropriate and/or required (including a respirator).
• Operate and manipulate hand, electric and all types of structural tools and equipment; understanding that there is exposure to sharp blades from tools and equipment.

TYPICAL EQUIPMENT USE: May include, but not limited to current office technologies including computers, printers, telephones and copiers; use hand and power tools necessary to perform the duties assigned; other equipment common to the field to which the position is assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, including possessing and maintaining a valid Texas Driver’s License. This position may require operating an Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Texas Historical Commission or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a Full-time position with compensation in the range of $15-$16 per hour. Benefits include health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and holidays. A 401-B retirement savings account is offered. The applicant’s lifestyle must be flexible enough to work evenings and weekends, when required.

To Apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter and resume detailing relevant qualifications and experience, and three references to the Maintenance Director Brad Burge at bburge@nimitzfoundation.org.

Please include the “Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Technician II" in the subject line of the email.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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