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Founded in 1971 as a 501(c)(3), the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, in an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, manages and provides financial support to the State-owned National Museum of the Pacific War to:

  • Preserve and exhibit the material history of the war in the Pacific and Indo-China during World War II;
  • Offer and participate in programs that honor all veterans past and present and in programs that provide strategic insights into national security issues affecting our country;
  • Support education concerning the American experience in the Pacific Area during World War II;
  • Preserve and exhibit the material history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; and,
  • Provide the public, researchers, teachers and historians with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of the War in the Pacific during World War II.

The Foundation engages visitors through a variety of exhibitions and programs to accomplish the above mission. The Museum features four separate buildings of galleries and exhibits, and six outdoor exhibit areas. The Foundation also runs and operates three museum stores and a variety of multi-functional spaces.

Certified by the American Alliance of Museums and a member of the Smithsonian Affiliates, our staff and departments collaborate to advance the Museum's mission to educate and inspire present and future generations about World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the relevance of its lessons.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Maintenance Manager-Maintenance Technician II

Position

Reporting to the Maintenance Director, the Maintenance Manager/Technician II performs skilled work in the fields of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and roofing trades. This position also supervises work done in these fields by other Maintenance staff or outside contractors.

Responsibilities

  • · Coordinates with the Maintenance Director on project management, supervisory duties and scheduling the department’s workload.
  • · Performs advanced supervisory maintenance/ custodial work.
  • · Plans, assigns, and oversees the work of maintenance, custodial and construction personnel, including estimating work hours, scheduling and coordinating activities with contractors and management.
  • · Estimates and requisitions materials and supplies required for projects.
  • · Troubleshoots and evaluates maintenance issues campus-wide and effect repairs, maintains inventories and equipment, keeps complete and accurate records of repairs and equipment.
  • · Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • · Four years of skilled experience* in one or more of the following trades: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and/or roofing; OR, six years of experience as a Maintenance Technician I.
  • · Supervisory level in Maintenance / Custodial / Construction experience* is a plus.
  • · Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • · Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with project designers, project managers and directors.
  • · Operate a boom lift of 36’or less, operate a forklift. Ability to obtain certifications to operate.
  • · Duties will require working other than Monday through Friday and/or other than regular work hours.
  • · Applicant will lead and be part of a facility team; must have the ability to work independently or with a team as necessary.
  • · High School diploma or GED equivalent is required. Preference may be given for additional job-specific education including trade schools and specialty programs. Construction and/or landscaping experience is a plus.
  • · Some knowledge of World War II history or history education.
  • · Ability to work with minimal supervision and with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

* One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement.

Physical and Environmental Factors:

The successful candidate can perform physically demanding labor that may include:

  • · Standing and maneuvering for long periods of time.
  • · Working in an outside environment subject to inclement weather conditions, with possible and/or frequent exposure to sun, humidity, and high or low temperatures
  • · Work around loud machinery, noise and/or pronounced vibration.
  • · Regularly work with exposure to dust and allergens, hazardous materials such as oils, grease, solvents, glues, adhesives, cleaning and de-greasing solutions and other chemicals
  • · Regularly reach, grasp, pull, push, and carry various equipment and furniture across various types of surfaces.
  • · Exert physical energy with frequent maneuvering, stooping, crouching, bending at waist and knees; maneuver, twist, crawl and work in confined and cramped spaces (such as attics, crawl spaces, etc.); twist body up to 45-degree angle; frequently stretching, reaching and kneeling while operating tools and equipment; using proper bending and lifting techniques.
  • · Regularly lift and/or carry heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), with or without assistance, from floor level to above shoulder level; climb and descend ladders up to 16 feet high and/or stairs (with heavy objects with or without assistance); work on wet, slippery surfaces.
  • Wear and work using personal protective and safety equipment when appropriate and/or required (including a respirator).
  • Operate and manipulate hand, electric and all types of structural tools and equipment; understanding that there is exposure to sharp blades from tools and equipment.

TYPICAL EQUIPMENT USE: May include, but not limited to current office technologies including computers, printers, telephones and copiers; use hand and power tools necessary to perform the duties assigned; other equipment common to the field to which the position is assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, including possessing and maintaining a valid Texas Driver’s License. This position may require operating an Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Texas Historical Commission or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a Full-time position with compensation in the range of $16-$18 per hour. Benefits include health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and holidays. A 401-B retirement savings account is offered. The applicant’s lifestyle must be flexible enough to work evenings and weekends, when required.

To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter and resume detailing relevant qualifications and experience, and three references to the Maintenance Director Brad Burge at bburge@nimitzfoundation.org.

Please include the “Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Technician II" in the subject line of the email.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Maintenance Technician

Position

Reporting to the Maintenance Director, the Maintenance Technician I works under the supervision of the Maintenance Director and Maintenance Technician II to perform general maintenance work in the buildings and grounds of the National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

Responsibilities

  • Perform entry-level building maintenance, construction and custodial work as assigned.
  • Maintain safety protocols while performing all work.
  • Respond to emergency repair requests (including afterhours) as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Contribute effectively and productively on the maintenance team.

General Duties

  • Assist in maintaining and repairing buildings, utility systems, stationary equipment, and operating motorized equipment.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties including restrooms, buildings, and grounds as assigned.
  • Assist in special events & ceremonies support including set up and break down of chairs, tables, risers, etc.
  • Perform maintenance and repair work such as plumbing, masonry, welding, carpentry, painting, electrical, and mechanical.
  • Assist with maintenance including repair of machinery, equipment systems, and components, and other mechanical systems.
  • Maintain and repair sprinkler systems as assigned.
  • Mow lawns, edge walkways, and curbs, trim shrubbery and maintain formal garden and flowerbeds as assigned.
  • Load and unload supplies and materials.
  • Perform inspections of operating machinery, equipment, systems, and maintain files on such equipment and maintenance activities.
  • Perform related work tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred; education + experience may be substituted.
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Able to work 8-hour shifts on a variable schedule. Duties will require working other than Monday through Friday and shift times of day may vary.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and climb ladders.
  • Ability to work with moderate supervision and complete tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with team and other staff.
  • Experience in building, maintenance, and repair work preferred.

Environment and Physical Conditions

  • · Building environment and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact.
  • · Work will involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping, and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • · Must be able to work extended periods at a computer, machinery or other equipment.
  • · May require working extended hours and some evenings.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a Full-Time position in the range $15.00-16.00 per hour with health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and holidays. A 401-B retirement savings account is offered. The applicant’s lifestyle must be flexible enough to work evenings and weekends, when required.

Hours are from 8a-5p and must be 18 years of age and have a valid Texas driver's license. And all other tasks as assigned by the Director of Facilities and Maintenance

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter and resume detailing relevant qualifications and experience, and three references to the Facilities and Maintenance Director Brad Burge at bburge@nimitzfoundation.org.

Please include the “Maintenance Technician I” in the subject line of the email.

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