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Building Maintenance Technician
Category: Technical

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Building Maintenance Technician

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory is a recognized leader in public gardens worldwide for green buildings and sustainable operations management. Our mission is to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking a full-time, experienced Building Maintenance Technician. Principal responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance, repair and commissioning of all renewable energy sources including solar panel arrays and wind turbine.
  • Operating, installing and maintaining equipment including boilers, pumps, valves, piping, generators, air conditioning, compressors, fans and related machinery.
  • Installing and maintaining electrical equipment including switches, controls, motors, lighting, wiring, etc.
  • Performing any daily, preventive or emergency maintenance on plumbing, hydraulics, fountain effects, etc.
  • Managing and completing work tickets.
  • Assisting with setup and tear down of seasonal exhibits and displays.

Degree in appropriate field and 3-5 years’ relevant work experience are required, as well as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Must be available to work all different shifts, including holidays and weekends. Skill required in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software. The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record and work ethic and the ability to work independently. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter and salary history to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website:

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

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