The Building Maintenance Worker is a semi-skilled general facilities maintenance classification. Incumbents in this classification perform a variety of general and preventive maintenance and repair work that does not require journey-level skills. Incumbents independently perform a variety of semi-skilled facilities and systems maintenance functions or may work under the direction of journey-level crafts worker on complex assignments. Incumbents typically respond to daily service calls; perform routine preventive maintenance functions for facilities and systems; set up jobs and perform the manual labor preparation; clean, maintain and repair fixtures, equipment and appliances; assist in the installation of facility and systems materials, fixtures and mechanical equipment; assist in electrical work; assist in maintenance and repair of electrical lines and fixtures; assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing and HVAC systems; assist in facilities renovations and new construction; assist in wall framing and drywall installation; assist in painting buildings and equipment; participate in construction site/remodel tear down and set up. All incumbents clean and maintain materials, tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures; maintain a safe and clean work environment; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; and consult and work with other trades workers.
Examples of typical activities are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive; incumbent may perform related work activities.
High school graduate/GED
1 year of trade vocational education in plumbing, HVAC, or electrical
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of the Post-offer physical required.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Regular, reliable, on-time attendance required.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Incumbents may rotate through various shift assignments at stations either in the Central Plant or in the Facility Services Shop.
Must be able to work first, second, or third shifts.
Must be willing to use ladders to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals, as research needs dictate, including but not limited to: TB testing and measles immunization.
Must possess an EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certification.
This position requires constant seeing, touching and feeling.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.