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HVAC Maintenance Technician

  • Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • 40,000 - 60,000
  • Full-Time

Job Description

Where the Power of Art Engages the Spirit of Community
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites all people to explore the art in its care, and through its vast collections, the depths, and complexities of human experiences.
We strive to create a sense of belonging, where staff and volunteers can do meaningful work connecting people to art. We create an informed, invested group of staff and volunteers through shared values and open, direct, and respectful communication. We embrace IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Sustainability) in every aspect of our ideals and aspirations, as we believe these values to be paramount to success.
Each staff member and volunteer will embody the institution’s commitments and agrees to exhibit behaviors that align with them. We hold one another to these expectations so that, together, we may know, own, energize and sustain our culture and the institution for generations to come.
HVAC Maintenance Technician
As part of the engineering team, the HVAC Maintenance Technician is responsible for the day-to-day efficient operations, service and maintenance of all HVAC systems to include: air handlers, hot water heat exchangers/pumps, steam humidifiers, chilled water coils, valves and actuators, electrical and all other systems/equipment serving the property in order to obtain the most efficient operating results and life expectancy. Performs inspections and repairs to assigned interior and exterior properties.
  1. Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing: Performs routine repairs to commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems (chilled water, hot water, steam, and HVAC). Includes inspecting, analyzing, repairing, maintaining, and installing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  2. Building Management System: Monitors the operations of automated building management systems for irregularities in temperature or humidity levels to maintain proper environmental conditions throughout the museum properties and troubleshoots problems, making necessary adjustments or repairs to systems and related equipment.
  3. CMMS: Supports the preventive maintenance programs through our computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). This includes but is not limited to: Creating task list and scheduling PM task, preforming PM’s on museum systems and equipment, filling out daily work orders, and logging mechanical equipment data as needed.
  4. Renovation and Maintenance Projects: Assists other technicians in all phases of various facilities-related assignments including renovation and maintenance projects.
  5. Inspections:  Conducts regular maintenance inspections of equipment, tools and machinery in the workplace. Identifies worn-out, damaged or faulty parts and assesses the efficiency of museum systems. Inspects the work of contract vendors and ensure it meets the standards of the trade and such standards set by the museum.
  6. Safety: Consistently follows and enforces safety practices appropriate to building maintenance and complies with rules and regulations established by the museum and governmental agencies.  Maintains an awareness of the typical hazards of the work place as well as the special hazards that may be encountered
  7. Other: Perform any and all other duties as assigned and in the interest of the department, division and museum as a whole.
  • Associate degree or technical, vocational, or on-the-job training in one or more of the following areas: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, process controls, or plumbing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have extensive experience in one or more of the following trades: Plumbing, Pipefitting, Electrical, Refrigeration Theory and/or HVAC.
  • At least three to five years’ experience in commercial HVAC maintenance
  • Familiarity With Computers. Must be comfortable navigating computerized components of the equipment being installed, maintained or repaired.
  • Working knowledge of work order systems and facility operation systems.
  • Familiar with fire/life safety equipment/procedures
  • A valid state driver’s license and the ability to meet our insurers motor vehicle operation standards relative to driving violation history.
  • Familiarity with blueprints and code requirements.
  • Comfortable working with heavy objects and machinery
Core Capabilities
  • Problem Solving & Analytical Thinking: The ability to identify a problem and fix it. Simplifies complex situations in a systematic, logical manner by identifying issues, making comparisons, setting priorities, and assessing implications.
  • Emotional Intelligence: High EQ (emotional intelligence) with experience managing and building positive relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Inclusion: Including and integrating all people and groups; respecting people from all backgrounds and cultures; understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people
  • Integrity: Demonstrating honesty and a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.
  • Time Management: The ability to use one’s time effectively and productively,
  • Service Focus: Highly responsive and resourceful; strong propensity to provide excellent service and support internally and externally with a professional and approachable manner.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to interact professionally with all levels of internal staff and with external stakeholders. Strong interpersonal communication skills; diplomatic and collaborative work style.
  • Financial Acumen: Maintains and applies a broad understanding of financial management principles to ensure decisions are fiscally sound and responsible.
  • Technical Acumen: Well versed in technology and/or the ability to identify the technologies that have impact on the growth and sustainability of the museum and to attain the knowledge required to leverage the power of those technologies in the daily job.


Job Family Facilities
Salary Grade
Grade 6: ($25.10 – $ 28.25 per hour)
FLSA Classification Non Exempt
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements While performing the duties of this job, the Facilities Technician is routinely required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; lift and/or move from 50 to 100 pounds; must also be comfortable working at heights up to approximately 40 feet and be able to climb ladders 6-10 ft.  Heights of 12 feet and up are generally via a lift.  Must also be physically capable of traveling and operating a motor vehicle, and motorized equipment.
Hours/Travel Expectations
Monday to Friday Workweek. 0% – 5% travel.
The Nelson-Atkins is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.
For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art conducts pre-employment background checks as part of our selection process.

How to Apply

Apply via Careers page at: https://nelson-atkins.org/careers-internships/

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