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Engineer II (Full-Time)

Under the direction of the Director of Building Services and the leadership of the Lead Technician, the Engineer II provides technical and facilities maintenance services for the Museum in accordance with operating objectives and facility maintenance requirements.  Engineer II has established an advanced proficiency in either the electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, or carpentry trade.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, onsite. Required to work one weekend day per week as part of a normal work week.

Reports to: Director of Building Services

Rate: $27.93 hourly rate; includes a comprehensive organization-sponsored benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, vision, life insurance, Pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for independently overseeing and performing routine operations, maintenance, repair, and preventive maintenance duties on all building systems including electrical, HVAC, boilers, steam plant, fire alarm, security, environmental controls and plumbing
  • Manages the operation of the computerized energy management and climate control systems
  • Can independently troubleshoot components of building systems and perform repairs on equipment
  • Advises supervisor of the need to contact outside assistance or of work requirements for in-house task completion
  • Works with outside contractors to diagnose and correct problems with building systems. Assures that completed work is consistent with requirements
  • Develops and assists in practical training of Engineer I in their common trade of proficiency.
  • Works with the construction and build of partitions and exhibition furniture from plans.
  • Works with Lead Technician in the production and installation of gallery exhibitions.
  • Performs light construction duties including taping, spackling, installing floor/ceiling tile, sheet rock, temporary partitions, etc.
  • Ensures that the Lead Technician and Director of Building Services is kept informed of all aspects of technical operations of the Museum.
  • Performs investigations, either independently or at the direction of others, into areas of concern.
  • Attends planning meetings involving work related to projects and/or Museum facility.
  • Orders and specifies necessary materials to complete assignments.  Keeps inventory of necessary spare parts on hand.
  • Performs general observation of facilities to ensure safety and efficiency.
  • Maintains excellent working and collaborative relationship with colleagues and other departments to successfully complete each assigned project.   Schedules and coordinates work with other departments to minimize disruptions.
  • Available for a flexible schedule including some weekends and some evenings as required by projects and maintenance schedules.
  • Attends training identified by the Museum to maintain or improve general or specialized technical skills.
  • Ability to install and repair systems related to building operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • High school diploma or GED plus specialized training certification from an accredited training program.
  • NJ Black Seal Boiler License required.
  • CFC Certification preferred.
  • Advanced expertise and 5 years’ experience in an established construction or maintenance trade including Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Carpentry
  • Technical proficiency in general maintenance systems; preventive maintenance; HVAC systems, steam boiler operation, air handlers, chillers, electrical distribution, plumbing distribution; carpentry and energy management systems
  • Advanced skills or license in at least one of the following trades:  electrical, plumbing or master level carpentry
  • Ability to work independently to identify problems and resources needed to resolve them
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with staff, consultants and outside contractors.
  • Strong leadership, team building and training abilities.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • NJ Driver’s License preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Must be available to work in excess of 40 hours per week when required by the Museum.
  • The ability to receive, communicate and understand information and instructions.
  • Must be able to bend, reach above shoulder level, ascend/descend stairs, and move about.
  • Must be able to access and operate equipment required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to lift and move, up to fifty (50) pounds.

Due to the potential high volume of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.

About The Newark Museum of Art:

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes The Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.