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Building Operations Technician I



The Operations Department is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and repairs of the Exploratoriums facilities and maintains security and safety systems. The department provides support for day and evening special events and public programs. The Operations Technician I must be competent in all the areas mentioned above since this person may be the only Operations Technician on duty. This entry level position reports to the Operations Manager and is required to work with and without supervision, using skills and knowledge in the areas below. The schedule may include all shifts: day, evenings, and weekends as required.


Help maintain, repair and upgrade electrical systems to power exhibits and workspaces.
Assist in maintenance and development of facilities, including:
Electrical tasks such as installation and replacement of circuit breakers, connectors and plugs
Painting and dry walling of interior and exterior walls and offices
Lighting tasks such as re-lamping and general ballast changes
Plumbing tasks including replacement and repair of faucets and plumbing fixtures
Changing belts and filters on HVAC system
Perform ergonomic workstation modifications for Exploratorium staff.
Support safety and security functions, including First Aid and CPR coverage and the operation and response to fire and burglar alarm systems.
Provide logistical support for museum rentals, special events and programs (during evening and/or weekend hours), including providing access to electrical outlets; restoring museum floor to original condition for public opening; serving as primary provider of First Aid/CPR.
Provide Operations Department coverage during evening, weekend and holiday hours.
Other related duties as assigned.


One years related outside experience or two years Exploratorium experience.
Ability to work cooperatively with others, use good judgment and reflect the department and Exploratorium in a positive way.
Ability to follow instructions.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Demonstrated ability to work safely and conscientiously with tools and live electrical installations (120 volts to ground).
Ability to climb ladders, move swiftly throughout museum, crawl into tight spaces, lift 75 lb. and use machinery, applying museum safety standards.
Conform to Cal. OSHAs Respirator Protection, Forklift and Platform Lift Programs.
Certification in AHA or Red Cross CPR and First Aid or ability to become certified.
Acceptance and ability to work required weekends, evenings, and night on-call assignments.


Open until filled

This is a regular, full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt, union position that includes benefits. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veterans status or any other class protected by applicable law.
The Exploratorium will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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