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Organization Summary:
WHO WE ARE : The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is a nonprofit that collaborates with organizations and individuals to inspire community conversations, forge deep connections, and illuminate authentic, diverse voices across Minnesota, especially those left out or marginalized. We work to build a thoughtful, literate, and engaged society through education, partnerships, and public programs

HOW WE WORK : The Humanities Center offers a new way to think about our future—grounded in the humanities. Our state is rapidly changing and growing even more diverse. The Humanities Center’s approach affirms we’re all in this together—using philosophy, literature, art, music, history and language—we focus on what unites us not divides us. The Humanities Center helps people listen, connect, and understand each other better. We gather all voices and make clear that all narratives, including those that have been long absent from our education and public consciousness, belong to the great human story.

(https://mnhum.org/)
Job location: Twin Cities Metro
Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Job Category: Facilities Management
Closing Date: Oct 13, 2017
Employment Type: Part Time
income: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours: 20 hours, 4 days/week

Primary tasks:
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY : The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds ensuring that the facility is operating efficiently, safely and is welcoming to our clients. This includes hands on work for minor projects and routine tasks, point of contact for contracted maintenance, and managing building operating systems. This position also assists the Events Center Director in everyday set-up for events taking place in the building.

practice:
practice : High School Diploma or G.E.D. required. 3-5 years practice in general maintenance. Have basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and mechanical expertise.

LICENSURE : Hold or the capability to obtain at least a Special Engineer Boiler License or higher. Class “C” (Boiler) Engineer License issued by the State of Minnesota. capability to obtain registered unlicensed electrical worker’s license.
REASONING capability : capability to define problems, research topics, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. capability to think quickly and act correctly in an emergency.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS : While performing the tasks of this job, employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear, taste and smell. Employee routinely is required to lift, push and move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Work involves use of ladder and work on ceilings and occasionally on the roof.

LANGUAGE expertise : capability to read and interpret various assembly diagrams and instruction manuals. capability to communicate clearly to staff, vendors, neighbors, and the general public.

TECHNOLOGY : expertise of Microsoft Office Suite Programs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT : The environment for this job is typical for an Event Center and involves offices, kitchen and dining areas, mechanical areas, public areas and the outside.

Additional Info:
CRITICAL ELEMENTS:

Building Management: 50%
»BASIC REPAIR : Identify needs for minor building repair and complete the repair in a timely manner. This may include painting, drywall repair, door repair, plumbing and faucet repair. Also replacing light bulbs, ballasts, outlets and light electrical repair
»MECHANICAL SYSTEMS : Responsible for the maintenance of all the building’s privately owned mechanical components, such as boilers, HVAC, pumps, fans, and blowers, with the exception of warranted or vendor items. Responsible for monthly inspections of elevator, fire extinguishers, fire panel, and security system.
»SERVICE VENDORS: Organizes and schedules service contracts with outside vendors. Responsible for maintaining list of vendors and service people who are qualified to work on the Humanities Center’s equipment and who are familiar with the facility. Coordinate comparison bids for project maintenance and repair. Manage vendor contracts and review and submit invoices to Director for approval.
»PLANNED MAINTENANCE : Plans preventative maintenance for all of building’s working components, e.g. plumbing, electrical work, heaters/fans, and kitchen equipment/furnishings. Keeps a maintenance log on key equipment. Keeps maintenance journal updated everyday as schedule requires. Schedule service calls with outside vendors and follow-up on completion of work. Schedule annual inspections for safety, security and fire. Update building evacuation safety instructions as required. Maintain building in a clean, organized manner. Dispose of all identified clutter and outdated items. Replace HVAC filters, check oil in air compressor, grease main shaft for fan, tighten belts and bearings.
»BUILDING EXTERIOR : Coordinates upkeep of building exterior including window wells, chiller and dumpster area, patio areas including tables, chairs, grill and patio trellis.
»SECURITY : Issues keys, keeps records, and maintains locks and hardware in good working order. Conducts security and damage inspection of rooms upon guest departure. Provides safety information to staff.

Event Center: 20%
»CUSTOMER SERVICE : Personally greet clients and guests who visit the facility for meetings and events. Build a rapport with contractors, regular clients, and other MHC partners.
»EVENT SET UP : Assists with set-up and take down of furnishing for various events. Meets everyday with the Event Center Director to work out event logistics.

Grounds Management: 10%

»SNOW & ICE REMOVAL : Coordinates contractual snow and ice removal from sidewalks, driveways and parking areas, including public sidewalk in front of building. Maintain snow blower in good working order, which is used to supplement contractual snow removal tasks.
»PARKING LOT : Maintains parking areas/drives appearance and upkeep, including security lighting.
»LAWN & GROUNDS : Works with lawn maintenance contractor to maintain attractive exterior. Ensure lawn maintenance is acceptable and snow plowing and sidewalks are clear and safe during inclement weather.

Other tasks: 10%
»ASSET MANAGEMENT : Maintains tracking system for all Fixed Assets; provides annual asset reports to Event Center Director and Chief Operating agent and recommends annual asset replacement plan for budgeting.
»INVENTORY : Records inventory of all furnishings, equipment and tools acquired by the Humanities Center. Purchases supplies in a timely and cost effective manner to maintain building activities. Maintain spreadsheet and certificates for all safety, security and fire inspections. Work with housekeeping to ensure building is clean and appealing to clients at all times. Maintain inventory list of equipment for depreciation. Orders building supplies regularly and makes sure building is properly stocked.
»RECYCLING & TRASH : Manages agency recycling and trash removal.

Internal Relationships: 10%
»TEAM PLAYER : Demonstrates supportive behavior as a team member by cooperating with other employees, volunteering for extra tasks, and supporting agency-wide goals. On occasion, works Saturday or Sunday. Perform other tasks, accountabilities and projects as assigned by the Event Center Director.

Application Process:
Interested Applicants should Email address: cover letter (including income requirements) and a resume to Jobs@mnhum.org . We are unable to accept telephone calls.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul

• Post ID: 25626292 minneapolis
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