Maintainer – Buildings

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Maintainer – Buildings

The Met Breuer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art program is expanding to include a new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives in the landmark building designed by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue and 75th Street.  Opening to the public on March 10, 2016, The Met Breuer will provide additional space for the public to explore the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the Met’s unparalleled collection.  For information on the inaugural season of The Met Breuer and related updates, please visit
The Museum offers a competitive total rewards package which includes the following benefits for eligible employees:

  • DC 37 Health Insurance – choice of several plans, including a plan with no employee payroll contributions

  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • DC 37 Cultural Institutions Health and Security Plan Trust Benefits

  • Life Insurance

  • Union Pension Plan (Defined Benefit Plan)

  • Voluntary Contribution Retirement Plan

  • Union Matching Retirement Plan

  • Transit & Parking Benefit Program

  • Annual Leave (starting with 15 days in the 1st year and increasing based on service to 27 days in the sixteenth year and beyond) and Paid Holidays (13 per year)

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Employee Discounts

  • Reduced Parking Rate (if available)

  • Subsidized Staff Cafeteria

  • Financial assistance for courses, seminars and training programs, which are directly related to your work

The starting annual rate is $47,115 and the hourly rate is $22.66. The job start date will be in July 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (main building) for training. The job start date at The Met Breuer will be in August or September 2015.

General Description:

The Maintainer is responsible for general operation, repair and maintenance of all systems and equipment at The Breuer Building. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the chiller plant, cooling towers, pumps, HVAC equipment, plumbing systems, electrical, lighting, motors and motor controls, operation of the BMS, and any other duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs highly responsible independent work under general supervision in the operation, maintenance and repair of all subject systems and equipment

  • Monitors and maintains environmental conditions in all Museum spaces

  • Chiller plant operation and maintenance including cooling towers and pumps

  • Air handling systems operation, repair and maintenance

  • Heating system operation, repair and maintenance including steam and condensate equipment

  • Automatic temperature control system operation, repair and maintenance

  • Installation and maintenance of electrical switches, breakers, panels, receptacles, lighting fixtures, motors and controls

  • Pipe bending and installation of EMT, conduit, wire mold and BX

  • Maintaining the various lighting systems throughout the Museum, such as: fluorescent, incandescent, low voltage, track lighting, and dimming systems.

  • Maintain inventory of bulbs, fixtures, and other supplies needed

  • Repair and maintenance of plumbing and sanitary systems

  • Makes routine examination of the need for repairs and maintenance

  • Respond to building emergencies

  • Prepares and maintains records on work performed and materials used

  • Performs related work as required by the Museum including work on special projects

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Maintain and clean mechanical and electrical rooms, service rooms, chiller room and work shops

  • Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

  • Valid New York City Fire Department Refrigeration Operator’s License

  • Minimum two years’ experience in subject museum maintenance work or equivalent

  • Minimum two years’ experience with centrifugal chillers and associated mechanical and electrical equipment

  • Working knowledge of BMS systems and HVAC controls

  • Specialized skill as a mechanic

  • Knowledge of and experience with chiller, HVAC and plumbing equipment and systems

  • Knowledge of and experience with electrical and lighting equipment and systems

  • Working knowledge of BMS systems and HVAC controls

  • Knowledge of and experience with hand and power tools

  • Work safely on ladders and lifts and have the ability to work in high places, and have the ability to push/pull/lift equipment and materials (45-60 lbs.)

Knowledge and Education:

  • Valid New York City Fire Department Refrigeration Operator’s License

  • College degree preferred / technical curriculum

  • High school or trade school diploma or GED

Please email your cover letter and resume, to with “Maintainer – Buildings” in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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