Facilities Technician- Plumber

Facilities Technician- Plumber

The National Aquarium //
Baltimore, Maryland //
Apply by: October 31, 2023

The National Aquarium is seeking a passionate Facilities Technician-Plumber to join our team. This role will help keep all buildings, equipment, and grounds well-maintained, clean, and working in a first-class manner. They will also support the Life Support (LS) Department by performing daily inspections of all LS water transfer equipment. Additionally, this role assess, repairs, replaces, rebuilds and maintains all equipment as necessary. Advanced plumbing experience preferred.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

• Full knowledge and experience of journeyed trade including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, and/or pump system trades
• Complete work-orders in a proactive and customer-oriented manner
• Responsible for work in all Aquarium buildings and grounds in all Maryland locations
• Good working knowledge non-journeyed trades including areas such as Ozone, life support systems, pumps, motors, sand filters, etc.
• Learn and master critical skills in other journeyed trades to ensure complete cross-training within Facilities team to ensure work orders can be completed by any Facilities team member when required
• Maintain all facilities systems to operate consistently and reliably
• Maintain Life Support & general building pumping systems
• Troubleshoot and solve problems
• Working knowledge of basic computer programs such as Windows Office
• Ability to be flexible and work on unrelated problems and projects within one day
• Communicate regularly with staff in other departments, in particular the status of work orders, changes, complications, completions and resolutions
• Interact with the Life Support Team on a daily basis to insure equipment reliability
• Coordination of work between facilities and other departments, such as Life Support, to minimize disruptions to the daily business and visitors
• Oversee all major pump repairs made by outside vendors
• Ability to complete work and projects in a timely fashion and within the set schedule
• Ability to work weekends and holidays as scheduled
• Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures

Other Duties & Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned or required

Skills & Experience

Education & Experience

• High School Education, or equivalent
• Must be able to work with minimal supervision
• Must have a minimum of 6 years in the specified trade of which at least 1 year was at the Journeyman level. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program and Journeyman certificate preferred. The specified trades of interest include but are not limited to Electrical, Plumbing, Pumps, Mechanical, and Carpentry
• Safety and CPR Training

Job Requirements

Working Conditions

On-site in Baltimore City

Salary & Benefits
Salary: Based upon experience