Facilities Technician

Portland Japanese Garden
January 17, 2023
611 SW Kingston Ave., Portland, OR
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Job Summary:

  • The Facilities Technicians are responsible for providing proactive hands-on maintenance and responsive service for repairs and projects for all facilities campus wide.
  • The Facilities Technicians report to the Facilities Manager and work from the Garden’s primary campus, located at 611 SW Kingston Ave.
  • Become familiar with all building systems within the Garden campus to develop and execute regular maintenance plans for all physical structures, equipment, and systems, ranging from historic home construction to highly sophisticated mechanical systems
  • Track all repairs and maintenance to ensure work is fully completed and done well
  • Record and maintain all expenditure records, and assist in preparing yearly budgets
  • Monitor fulfillment of service contracts for building equipment, pest control, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage service providers and contractors for special projects and preventative maintenance
  • Maintain a well-organized inventory of maintenance supplies and tools
  • Help execute regular floor care, roof cleaning and repair, and gutter cleaning campus-wide
  • Participate in periodic deep cleaning projects at each physical structure, including interior and exterior areas
  • Repair, paint, and maintain walls -AND MORE- (Full job responsibilities provided on application)

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year of facility maintenance experience or related experience
  • Maintenance and building skills, including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, and painting
  • Additional skills including electronics, welding, metalworking, woodworking, or other is a plus
  • Willingness and strong desire to learn new maintenance and building skills
  • Customer service skills and a strong desire to serve others, especially other departments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with design software preferred
  • High School diploma required
  • Current driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability to work independently and exhibit initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and shifting task priorities while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to recognize when a task requires additional help and ask for it
  • Ability to repeatedly lift up to 75 pounds and maneuver heavy items
  • Ability to work at heights (willingness to climb and work on tall ladders and/or mechanical boom lifts)
  • Knowledge of and manual dexterity with potentially hazardous tools and equipment
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends, garden events, and special hours when needed
  • Clear communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and willingness to take the extra step to do it well

Compensation:  $22.50/hour, plus benefits

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests, Portland Japanese Garden requires all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, including the first booster. Candidates must be fully vaccinated by their hire date and provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

Apply Online:

To apply, please submit a resume and three work-related references through our online Career Center (link provided below.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please no phone calls or hand delivered applications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



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