Employment at ArtCenter


Facilities Mechanic III

Facilities Workers are responsible for performing routine tasks in the maintenance, alteration, and repair of all ArtCenter buildings, related facilities, and equipment.

Maintain the building systems such as heating, air and ventilation (HVAC), lighting and electrical, plumbing, and landscaping, along with providing setup and manpower support for various departments.  Also assist with the delivery of materials, equipment and supplies.

This is a full-time position.

Reports to: Facilities Manager

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Job posted on 2/1/19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Facilities Mechanic III” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years of experience in maintenance and/or building repair on complex systems
  • Possess a valid California Driver License
  • Read, write and understand the English language to be able to interact with staff, faculty and vendors
  • Ability and willingness to work in confined spaces, at heights, outdoors, and perform physical work such as moving and relocating objects up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Flexible to work weekends, nights and respond to emergency repairs as needed
  • Knowledge of work order systems (CMMS)
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks
  • Must exhibit good customer service skills
  • Skill in working independently and following through on assignments
  • Ability to function as a team member and act independently as required by the circumstances
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and distractions
  • Ability to perform tasks in an efficient, well-organized, and timely manner with a minimum level of supervision and under frequent changes in priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to assess situations and problem solve using own judgment
  • Ability to shift priorities and perform duties under tight and changeable deadline; organize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of and ability to use light power tools, able to climb a ladder
  • Skill in use of specialized equipment such as basic hand tools
  • Working knowledge of departmental procedures for ordering, maintenance, and inventory of supplies
  • Customer service-focused individual with excellent written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities, takes initiative, reliable and resourceful
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree or technical degree from a recognized trade school, or equivalent experience

Essential Functions

Maintenance — 90%

  • Provide complete and timely service on assigned tasks and work orders, which are received verbally, written or via electronic devices
  • Perform building related repairs including plumbing, maintenance and upkeep of general appearance of the campus interior and grounds
  • Wall restoration and painting
  • Troubleshoot and resolve various HVAC, electrical, and plumbing issues
  • Operate forklift, grounds vehicles, power tools, hand tools and related landscaping equipment

Other — 10%

  • Perform furniture delivery and setups for events
  • Make decisions involving initiative

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a shop setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time using shop equipment including computers, viewing computer monitors, hand tools, saws, power tools etc.; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dust and heat with the HVAC equipment such as compressors and exhaust fans while utilizing issued safety equipment.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an shop setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy  amounts of weight (50 pounds, or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.