Maintainer - Engineering Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses a vast and priceless collection of art which requires a stable environment for preservation and conservation. Integral to this, is the operation, maintenance and repair of an extensive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and the supporting equipment such as centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, pumps, heat exchangers, valves, air handlers, and associated steam systems. The Engineering Shop Maintainer is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all subject equipment and systems.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs highly responsible independent work under general supervision in the operation, maintenance and repair of all Museum mechanical equipment
  • Maintains environmental conditions in all Museum spaces
  • Thorough and complete knowledge of the Museum's floor plans and buildings
  • Chiller operation, repair and maintenance
  • Cooling tower operation, repair and maintenance
  • Air handler operation, repair and maintenance
  • Heating and ventilation operation, repair, and maintenance
  • Pump operation, repair and maintenance
  • Steam supply, condensate return and related equipment operation, repair and maintenance
  • Valve operation, repair and maintenance
  • Variable frequency drive operation, repair and maintenance
  • Pneumatic and digital control operation, repair and maintenance
  • 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 and work within all buildings owned or operated by the Museum
  • Duties as assigned
  • Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in subject museum maintenance work or equivalent
  • Minimum two years' experience with centrifugal chillers and associated mechanical equipment
  • Working knowledge of BMS systems and HVAC controls
  • Specialized skill as a mechanic

Knowledge and Education:

  • College degree preferred / technical curriculum
  • High school diploma or equivalency is required
  • Valid New York City Fire Department Refrigeration Operator's License

The current salary is $39,177 per annum. After 1 years and 3 years of service, the salary increases to $41,859 and $51,577 respectively. In addition, incumbents will receive longevity increases.

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary history with “Maintainer – Engineering” in the subject line.


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