The Rhode Island School of Design Facilities department is actively seeking a Maintenance Technician to join its in-house team. This is a full-time position that offers excellent benefits. Maintenance Technicians at RISD perform a variety of duties relative to general building maintenance, renovations, and new construction in all RISD buildings. As well, they assist with emergency facilities duties such as snow removal as necessary.
This position will be covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rhode Island School of Design and The Rhode Island School of Design Facilities Trades Association/NEARI/NEA.
Perform the duties necessary to repair articles of furniture such as cabinets, chairs, and wooden office equipment and for constructing and building woodwork such as counters, benches, stairs, and doors. Complete sheet-rocking, insulating, steelwork, floor tile work, masonry and cement work, carpeting, and ceramic tile and grout work. Repair, replace and install window treatments, i.e., shades, blinds, etc. Work from drawings or verbal instructions using a variety of carpenter's hand tools, power tools, and shop equipment in construction and repair projects.
Perform patching and painting such as touch-up, puncture repair, graffiti removal etc. Prepare paint, polyurethane woodwork, and wooden office equipment.
Repair roofs, gutters, and sidewalls working from ladders or staging.
Perform minor plumbing, electrical, and HVAC maintenance and repairs in conjunction with and under the direction of the physical plant lead staff.
Assist in campus snow removal effort. Provide assistance during campus emergencies as required.
Make appointments with outside contractors and escort same through buildings as needed.
Drive RISD vehicle to transport materials and staff to the job site(s), possibly outside normal business hours.
High school or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Two to four years related building maintenance experience with knowledge of carpentry trade including methods, tools, and materials.
Valid driver's license required.
Basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail preferred.
Previous experience working with outside contractors preferred.
Yes- Facilities Trades Association
This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position.
Some night and weekend hours may be required.
Documents Needed to Apply:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Facilities - Trades
Internal Number: R-00596
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.