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: • Under some supervision, execute assigned repair/work orders daily, following up as needed to ensure quality work; • Accept training and directions from supervisors and Maintenance Technicians II and III • Familiarity with all MICA buildings’ systems and installed equipment; assist with scheduled preventive maintenance on assigned equipment, both independently, with other Technicians, and with a contractor • Acts as the Facilities Management “construction representative” for construction/repair projects; monitor the work and conduct quality control for hired maintenance/repair contractors for quality and work completion • 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
Position responsibilities: • Follow a prescribed training program to become proficient in at least one building trade; use basic mathematics while performing tasks • 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 • Establish and maintain good working and professional relationships with MICA faculty, staff and community; maintain a clean and professional appearance and demeanor • Consult with Maintenance Technician II or III on work procedures and processes • Occasional assignment as the Facilities primary point of contact (Contact on Duty) for after-hours emergencies • 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 • Learn through formalized and on the job training to become proficient in at least one building trade • Help maintain Facilities vehicles and keep the maintenance shop clean and organized • Assist with enforcing environmental health and safety rules and regulations throughout the campus • 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 independently or work as part of a team • 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
Required qualifications: • High school diploma or equivalent • 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 • Maintain a current valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record
Reporting to this position: 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 “essential personnel,” meaning the attendance for snow removal, 24-hour emergency response availability, and presence for campus emergencies is mandatory • Must be available to work various shifts and overtime as well as some holidays and weekends • 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.)
About Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
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.