Roving Maintenance Technician

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Summary:

The goal of the ASPCA Facilities Operations team is to ensure all ASPCA locations are fully operational so that staff and volunteers have optimum conditions to meet their program and department goals. In addition, the team contributes to the mission of the ASPCA by ensuring a healthy environment for all animals that visit our locations, whether on a short-term or long-term basis.   
 

Under the general direction of the Senior Facilities Manager, the Roving Maintenance Technician is responsible for multiple repairs and maintenance throughout the Community Medicine (CM), Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Community Engagement (CE) locations throughout the five boroughs of NYC to maintain safe and functional spaces for our staff and the animals under our care. Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to general building and landscaping maintenance, fleet management, and administrative work. 
 
The Roving Maintenance Technician will work closely with ASPCA staff at multiple locations and with outside vendors. The person in this role will be required to show professionalism, great communication skills, and is expected to work independently and remain flexible in a work environment where no day is the same and priorities shift often. 

 

What you’ll get:

  • Work/life balance:
    • paid vacation time to recharge
    • paid sick time to heal
    • ten paid holidays to observe
    • plus - personal time to celebrate when you like
       
  • High-quality benefits: medical, dental, and vision insurance, pre-tax dependent care and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs), 401(k) with employer-funded contributions after one year of service, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, public transit benefits (NYC) and more
  • Room to grow: the ASPCA has robust professional development programs to help you grow your skills
  • Support: we are one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, so you will always have a strong team to lean on and cheer you on

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

General Building Maintenance: (65%):

  • Assist the Senior Facilities Manager to maintain/ improve the overall condition of ASPCA facilities; as well as the overall function of building mechanical and operating systems
  • Travel between assigned locations to manage assignments and close work order tickets
  • Collaborate with program team managers to identify supply inventory needs and major repairs
  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance throughout buildings and facilities
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures and maintenance issues throughout the facilities
  • Facilitate repairs and maintenance of plumbing and Electrical systems
  • Perform general repairs using appropriate hand/power tools including, but not limited to doors and locking mechanisms, wall and floor treatments, furnishing repair / assembly, and appliances
  • Perform routine grounds keeping, including year-round maintenance and seasonal upkeep
  • Support facilities staff with routine cleaning and inventory as needed
  • Report any discrepancies or deficiencies to supervisor during rounds
  • Assist with office moves, moving furniture, equipment, and tools as necessary
  • Transport supplies across ASPCA facilities, temporary work locations and special event sites (e.g., emergencies and special events)
  • Clean and organize tool storage, keeping work areas neat always
  • Complete all other tasks assigned to you by Senior Facilities Manager and Director

Safety & Compliance (15%)

  • Conduct routine facility testing and inspections, including fire and emergency systems, generators, and medical gas systems in compliance with the Department of Buildings and Fire Department rules and codes. Take fire system offline with fire alarm monitoring service as directed
  • Perform visual inspections of water-based fire protection systems and all of its components, notify the proper authority of impairments and place visual indicators as needed to indicate the sprinkler systems functionality and status, maintain records of inspections, results and system status, ensure proper signage and color coding of piping
  • Conduct visual inspections to identify any safety concerns in our facilities and systems

Administrative (10%):

  • Coordinate with vendors/contractors to schedule necessary maintenance and repairs
  • Access work order system, update assigned work orders and assist Facilities team in assigning tasks
  • Collaborate with Supervisor to assess supply needs and place orders as necessary

Fleet Management (10%)

  • Perform general vehicle maintenance and troubleshooting, practicing maintenance and inspections
  • Perform repairs & maintenance inside of mobile clinics
  • Maintain cleanliness of vehicles and maintain vehicle logs
  • Safely operate all vehicles and other job-related equipment

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals


Additional Information:  

  • Work may be performed in an environment with regular exposure to high noise levels, chemical cleaning agents, animal dander and wet floors 

  • Work may involve exposure to the elements which including but not limited to: working in extreme temperatures (hot and cold) for long periods of time, exposure to potentially fractious animals (including the risk of animal bites and scratches) and exposure to zoonotic diseases (which can be transferred from animals to people). 

  • Must provide a valid driver’s license upon hire and pass a motor vehicle history check demonstrating a safe driving history. 

  • Ability to work flexible schedule and overtime as needed – including some early mornings, evenings, and weekends.  
     

Training, Certificates of Fitness and Licensing Requirements 
Must be completed within the first year of employment (training provided and paid for by the ASPCA): 

  • OSHA 10 Hour (Preferred) 

  • PS-95 Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and Other Related Systems (Required)  

  • S-12 City Wide Sprinkler (Required) 

  • S-78 Cleaning & Testing of Smoke Detectors Citywide (Preferred) 

  • S-94 Handling and Dispensing Flammable or Combustible Liquids (Required) 

  • F-01 Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment (Preferred)  

  • G-46 Storage, Handling, Use and Refilling of Non- Flammable Gas Cylinders (Required)  

  • G-71 Supervision of Piped Non-Flammable Medical Gases (Required)  

  • A-35 Citywide Supervision of Air Compressors (Required) 

  • Ability to acquire and maintain the appropriate FDNY certificates of fitness (Required) 

Qualifications:

Ability to follow directions in productive and timely manner., Ability to read and interpret blueprints and floor plans preferred, Able to work well as a team member and maintain a respectful attitude, Basic computer skills, including the ability to learn a digital work order system, Demonstrates a proven track record of dependability and work attendance, Must have physical capacity to handle heavy moving and lifting of at least 50 lbs., standing for long periods of time, bending, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, repetitious arm and wrist movements, Skilled in plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical and completing general repairs, Skilled in the use of hand and power tools, Strong communication skills required, Valid Driver's License and ability to drive when necessary (Required) 

  

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)

  

1 year minimum experience in facilities maintenance/ general repair required, 1 year minimum experience making general repairs and working in the skilled trades required, OSHA 10 Hour certification preferred, Previous experience in testing and inspection of Fire Alarm Systems and other related systems and their components preferred

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

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ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.