Building Mechanic (Local 241)

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced building mechanic to provide critical facility support by maintaining, troubleshooting, and servicing all aspects of the building mechanical systems.

Department: Operations
Reports to: Senior Director, Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time


  • Monitor, maintain and repair all HVAC equipment to ensure adequate levels of temperature and humidity throughout museum.
  • Perform necessary adjustments either manually or via BAS to maintain desired climatic conditions.
  • Inspect all life safety systems as mandated by code.
  • Perform daily inspections of lighting systems throughout museum and Townhouse and replace bulbs as necessary maintaining specified levels of light.
  • Prepare lighting equipment for new exhibitions, work with lighting designer installing lighting fixtures.
  • Respond to all building related malfunctions, call service contractor if unable to correct problem.
  • Install and repair door locks and associated door hardware as instructed.
  • Perform electrical installations and repairs including wiring for communications systems.
  • Maintain and repair plumbing systems.  Install new fixtures and/or equipment as necessary.
  • Order parts and supplies as necessary to keep plant in good working order.
  • Generate Trend Reports and issue TOD commands via BMS for special events.
  • Clean and maintain all mechanical rooms, paint when necessary.
  • Respond and participate in all Fire drills in conjunction with the Security staff.


  • Environmental Control Technology Diploma.
  • NYC Fire Department Refrigeration License, Q-01 or Q-99
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness: S 95, P 98, P 99.
  • Knowledge of Building Automation Systems.
  • Ability to read Blue Prints.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as Building Mechanic/Engineer with emphasis in HVAC.
  • Computer literate.

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.