Facilities Engineer

Title: Facilities Engineer

Reports to: Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Department: Facilities

Type of Position: Full time; Salaried/exempt

*On-call position; general schedule 7am-3pm


The Facilities Engineer oversees the day-to-day efficient operation, maintenance and repair of all Museum building systems, including HVAC, fire alarm, electrical, lighting, plumbing, energy management, security and life safety systems. The position will also be the primary point of contact for systems issues that arise in off-hours that cannot be resolved by the Overnight Security and Facilities Officer on duty.


? Install, maintain and repair a variety of equipment such as compressors, heat pumps, fan coil units, fan units, pumps, cooling towers, chillers and related piping

? Operate and maintain control systems associated with HVAC and refrigeration equipment

? Work from piping diagrams, schematics, blueprints and sketches to plan, lay out and troubleshoot complex HVAC system

? Install, maintain and repair of security system

? Collaborate with Security department to optimize all security electronic systems. Assess systems requirements and recommend improvements as necessary

? Work with program exhibition staff on lighting and other needs

? Optimize plant operations for energy savings

? Manage service contracts (mechanical, electrical, elevator, fire alarm, etc)

? Schedule service from outside vendors when repair and maintenance cannot be completed in-house


? Must be a high school or trade school graduate and additional courses in refrigeration and air conditioning installation and repair, and/or prior work experience in systems/mechanics

? Controls experience, preferably in Andover Controls or Software House/C-Cure

? Experience in brazing and soldering

? Must possess a valid Massachusetts State Refrigeration License with at least four years applicable experience

? Must possess a valid EPA issued Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate (Universal type)

? Ability to climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, lifts and in pits

? Ability to work in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and time deadlines

? Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team in a collaborative environment. Flexible and problem solving attitude with a customer service orientation.

? Ability to manually lift/push/pull up to 60 pounds

? Ability to operate man-lifts

? On call 24/7

How To Apply:
To Apply
Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum’s mission. To apply for this position, please use the Museum’s online application system, this is our preferred application method https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/289257.html. Both a cover letter and resume are required.

The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Museum is proud to embrace the goals of Commonwealth Compact (http://www.umb.edu/commonwealth_compact/about) and pledges to measure its progress toward those goals over time, using the Commonwealth Compact benchmarks.

We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Apply by:
April 22, 2016