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Carnegie Science Center connects science and technology with everyday life through hands-on science fun. Our visitors explore and interact with robots, investigate the wonders of the human body, and discover river science and animals. Plus, they enjoy engaging astronomy shows in a planetarium, live theater shows, sports challenges and a ropes course, a real submarine, a huge model railroad – and movies on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen! In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center offers outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh’s diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities.
This is a Union position.
The Exhibition Maintenance Technician I is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks relating to facility exhibits: including but not limited to regular checks of exhibitory, troubleshooting, repair, documentation of status, maintenance, etc, and assist in associated departmental tasks in areas related to these functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Prefer technical school graduate with one to three years experience in the following fields.
- Electronic/electrical repair / troubleshooting, mechanics, computers, audio/video equipment, or demonstrated experience in related fields utilizing these disciplines.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Ability to work independently (with little/no direct supervision) to satisfactorily fulfill both daily technician shift responsibilities and specific work/duty assignments.
- Possess good hands-on knowledge and skill in use of tools and methods necessary to maintain and repair exhibits.
- Possess a good “team” mindset to work well with both other technicians and other department personnel.
- Punctual and good time-management skills.
- Good practical computer use background (email, tables, spreadsheets, word processing).
- Hand and power tools of varying size and complexity, table saw, grinder/sander, drill press, multi- meter, various electronic equipment, ladders, scissor lift, material handling equipment (pallet jack, forklift, dollies, etc.)
- Good manual dexterity and strength to effectively use tools and equipment necessary to complete maintenance/repairs.
- Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
- Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects alone (up to about 75 pounds alone).
- Ability to climb various ladders and use other multi-story lift equipment without hesitation to complete repair/maintenance tasks.
- Ability to bend, turn, lie on floor (such as reaching into exhibit cabinets) to complete work.
- Good vision and hearing necessary to fulfill the required work assignments and interact with other staff.
- Ability to work in all reasonable weather conditions.
- Ability to work daytime and evening hours (weekdays and weekends) as well as holidays.
- Performs regular performance checks and maintenance as prescribed by established routines.
- Troubleshoots faulty exhibits, determines and executes action required, either self-initiated or referred to by appropriate technical staff.
- Assists the technical staff and other departments in technical capacity for setup and teardown of in-house and traveling exhibitions.
- Responds expeditiously to reports from other departments and floor staff of exhibit operational discrepancies.
- Performs related duties per supervisor’s request, which may include tasks outside of technical disciplines, but in support of Technical Services goals.
- Executes and documents preventative maintenance schedules (such as exhibit air filters, motion simulators maintenance, fountain sand filter backwashing, water table cleaning, etc.) in accordance with prescribed practices and intervals, utilizing and maintaining the tools necessary to meet these requirements.
- Exercises judgment and efficiency in use of equipment. Maintains equipment and tools in a safe and sound operating condition; makes minor repairs as necessary.
- Shares responsibility for maintaining a safe, clean and orderly work and storage area.
- May be required to perform in high-elevation environment, occupying or operating construction-type equipment, while observing appropriate safety practices.
- Performs routine daily maintenance such as cleaning glass, removing smudges and fingerprints from exhibits, cases, and walls; and general daily maintenance of exhibits by checking water levels, etc.
- Fulfills assigned daily shifts (turn-on, turnoff, special events coverage, special projects, etc.) and is efficient/effective in overall time management
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