Facilities Technician

Position Summary

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is looking for a Facilities Tech with general skills in construction trades to help maintain and care for Taliesin West, a National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Facilities Tech is a dynamic role responsible for completing maintenance and construction projects in accordance with best practice standards and guidelines for the preservation of a historic site for the buildings and grounds of the 500-acre property. 

Working within a team environment on individual and group assignments, this position requires skills in handling such work as routine and deferred building and grounds maintenance projects, rough and finish carpentry, masonry and concrete repair, troubleshooting and repairing electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems, and equipment repair as well as completing restoration and light construction projects. The Facilities Tech must possess a flexible, adaptable, service-oriented attitude as work supports the Foundation's programs and staff.

Essential Functions:  

  • Assists with the day-to-day restoration, light construction, and maintenance of facilities and grounds as directed by supervisor.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools to perform maintenance work within multiple construction trades. 
  • Reports need for equipment repairs and equipment replacement outside of scope or ability.
  • Assists with emergency and unscheduled repairs sitewide as needed or directed by supervisor.
  • Works on assignments requiring judgment, initiative, and teamwork to resolve problems and make recommendations.
  • May be called upon to oversee projects and leader-assigned staff, as well as assist in the training of other members of the team, while in the field and/or on an episodic basis.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service and understands standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required to perform duties.
  • Ensures documentation is complete and includes reference materials such as photographs and logs for shared daily task lists and ongoing major project files.
  • Maintains an organized work environment.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

This position is a full-time hourly position with a target rate of $25/hour, plus comprehensive benefits including a paid-time-off package. The Foundation pays up to 85% of monthly health-care premiums and enrolls all regular full-time employees into our life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and long-term care policies at no cost to employees.

About Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation:

Sharply focused on ensuring our local, regional, national, and international audiences feel welcome to explore, engage in, understand, and financially support the historic spaces of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation inspires people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connection to nature, the arts and each other. In Wright's own words, our vision is "to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme and meaning to life."

A career at Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation offers more than the opportunity to impact the world through our mission. Our team does vital and valued work that fosters creativity, collaboration, and camaraderie. We also offer competitive compensation, an inclusive environment, and a comprehensive benefits package. And, for good measure, we’ll throw in amazing views and incredible architecture to inspire you every day!



Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma with experience in construction carpentry trade.
  • Ability to perform skilled labor including rough and finish carpentry
  • Ability to perform basic carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing, mechanical system repairs etc., with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to use basic and precision hand tools and utilize precision measuring instruments.
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as construction drawings, safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to foster cooperative relationships with staff.
  • Ability to understand and follow Foundation and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work effectively individually or as a team member in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and unexpected events or delays.
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours a week as scheduled and occasional nights and weekends as required by supervisor.
  • Valid AZ driver’s license.
  • Familiarity with OSHA safety guidelines and regulations and/or willingness to undergo such training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate of completion at a two-year technical trade school in MP&E or carpentry 
  • Previous experience working in historic building conservation or a preservation-related trade 
  • Understanding of well and waste-water treatment plants
  • Computer proficiency including Outlook, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous experience performing similar duties at a historic site.
  • Familiarity with the architecture and ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • OSHA Risk Classification for COVID-19 Exposure: Lower Risk (Caution): This position has minimal occupational contact with the public and other co-workers and is therefore determined to fall within the Lower Risk category as defined by OSHA. To further minimize risk, employees are required to follow the Foundation's Safe and Healthy Workplace guidelines and related personal and facility infection control policies.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.