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Job Title:  Campus Facilities Technician II

The Exploratorium - San Francisco, CA 


The Campus Facilities Department is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and repairs to the Exploratorium’s facilities. The Campus Facilities Technician II is an integral member of a team of technicians dedicated to supporting a unique LEED Platinum facility which houses 400+ staff and nearly one million visitors each year. 

This intermediate-level position requires advanced skills and knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and construction techniques in order to work independently on improvements and upgrades of one-of-a-kind systems and structures, as well as to be part of a team responsible for day-to-day maintenance and repairs of the facilities and systems.  This position offers an exciting opportunity to engage in supporting the Exploratorium’s sustainability goals through daily interaction with state-of-the-art HVAC and building monitoring systems. This position reports to the Manager, Mechanical and Control System.


  • Maintain, repair, document and upgrade mechanical systems to provide fresh air and thermal comfort to office and public spaces. Replace air filters, water filtration systems. Repair pumps and gearboxes.
  • Maintain, repair, document and upgrade electrical system to provide power to equipment and workspaces throughout (322K ft2). Repair electrical equipment.
  • Maintain, develop, repair, and modify office and public facilities, including interior construction, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, fire safety equipment.
  • Provide technical support for programmatic operations including permanent and temporary exhibit installations, as well as for outside vendors and contractors using the facility through Museum Rentals and Special Events.
  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot a wide range of unique or site-specific solutions including work under piers and other unusual spaces, with a strong safety standards for self and others.
  • Actively support and promote a safe and secure physical environment for staff and public.  Assist Campus Facilities Manager in maintaining Cal/OSHA compliance throughout facilities.  Operate fire safety and security systems.  Provide First Aid as needed by the public and staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • 3 years of related experience or minimum 2 years’ experience as an Operations Tech I and ability to demonstrate the required skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent mechanical skills; understanding pump theory and operation, fan operation, etc.
  • Demonstrates excellent skills working on electrical systems; design and installation of utilization equipment, branch circuits, feeders, overcurrent protection, etc., to National Electrical Code specifications
  • Fully knowledgeable of and able to demonstrate safe work practices on live electrical circuits.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in construction trades and machine shop techniques: including welding, metal fabrication, hydraulic repair, plumbing, use of wood and metal machines, hand and portable power tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise using tools related to mechanical maintenance: hand tools (wrenches, ratchets, sockets, etc.), power tools (portable saws, impact drivers, drills, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally, in writing, and by two-way radio.
  • Safe practices when working around large industrial equipment.
  • Experience driving forklift, scissors lift, and boom-lift in confined areas.
  • Certification in Red Cross CPR and First Aid or willingness to become certified.  Prior experience in handling first aid emergencies.
  • Able to train others in first aid, basic safety, and emergency procedures.
  • Able to understand and apply various federal, state, and local codes regarding construction trades, safe work practices, etc (e.g. UBC, NEC, Fire Code, CFR, ADA, Cal/OSHA)
  • Able to work independently and/or with others to design, manage and carry out significant projects with minimal supervision
  • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve effectively
  • Basic computer literacy: e-mail, ability to learn and use MS Word, Excel
  • Create spreadsheets and document daily work
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to climb tall ladders, move throughout museum, crawl into tight spaces, lift and carry 50 - 75 lbs short distances, use machinery applying Cal/OSHA safety standards, able to twist, bend reach.


This position is open until filled


This is a regular, full-time (37.5 hours/week), non-exempt, union position that includes benefits. The starting rate for this role is $29.44. This rate is the step 1 of a 6 step union pay scale. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

The Exploratorium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion and respect.  We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


Piers 15/17, San Francisco, CA 94111

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The Exploratorium is committed to a diverse workforce.