Job Details

American Museum Of Natural History
  • Position Number: 4208632
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

American Museum Of Natural History

Museum Maintainer/HVAC Technician

The Museum Maintainer will perform preventative maintenance and service of all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment including system components related to HVAC such as pneumatic systems, pumps, compressors, cooling towers (belts, bearings, valves, float switches and other related equipment components), chillers and all components of the chilled water and condenser water distribution piping systems. The preventative maintenance and service of steam system piping and components including condensate piping and components which includes the repair of disabled equipment and associated components and replacement of existing equipment.

The Museum Maintainer will be part of a twenty-four hour, seven-day operation, responsible for the continuous rounds through the physical plant and campus; documentation of temperature, humidity and pressure readings vital to the environmental conditions required by the science collections storerooms, exhibition halls and public spaces throughout the Museum as well as the sprinkler and standpipe systems through both physical inspection as well as through the computerized Building Management System. The position responds to all HVAC emergencies and other emergencies as required.

The expected salary for the Museum Maintainer/HVAC Technician is $61,172. This position is overtime eligible and the AMNH offers an extensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our dedicated and diverse community.

Pay will be determined based on several factors. The hiring range for the position at commencement is based on the type of work and the scope of responsibilities. The salary and placement offered is based on a number of individualized factors, including, but not limited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials, areas of specialization and depth and scope of experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • NYC Fire Department Refrigeration Operating Engineers Certificate of Qualification Q-01 is required.
  • Five years of experience in the duties listed above is required, preferably in a large institution.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength and high manual dexterity sufficient for the duties above.
  • The following additional NYC Fire Department Certificates of Fitness must be held, but can be obtained within 6 months of start of employment and must be maintained throughout employment:
    a. F-60 Fire Guard for Torch Operations & Construction site;
    b. G-60 Torch use of Flammable Gases;
    c. A-35 Operate and Maintain Air Compressors,
    d. S-12 City wide sprinkler Systems;
    e. S-13 City wide Standpipe Systems.
    The Certificate numbers may be changed by the NYFD but employees must remain current and maintain these certificates or their replacements at all times.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical trade or vocational education is preferred.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

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