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Sr. Engineer Facilities


Sr. Engineer, Facilities


Sr. Manager, Facilities Operations


Facilities & Engineering


Does not supervise staff


March 2021


We’re really glad you’re thinking about joining the team at MoPOP. We believe pop culture is a universal language capable of building connections across a diverse range of people. For more than twenty years, we have been showcasing how music, film, fashion, video games, sports, and more spark those connections and create a lasting cultural impact. We are proud to create both a physical space and an emotional and intellectual opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore, find and build community, and recognize their own creative potential. This applies not only to our guests, but also to our staff — be it in designing an educational program to engage the next generation of creators, trying to reach a new audience with a marketing initiative, preserving an artifact in our collection, or providing excellent customer service to a visitor. If this sounds like something you’d be into, we’d love to hear from you!

MoPOP’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility 

Our mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. A nonprofit grounded in five core values — open arms, creative exchanges, light bulb moments, pursuing excellence, and excitement — MoPOP is committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). This includes taking steps to continue increasing our awareness of institutional “-isms,” as well as uncovering and undoing the ways they show up in museum culture. We recognize this is a process that requires intentionality, energy, and resources, and we are developing a DEIA framework that can cultivate a work environment and museum experience that is truly welcoming for all. We seek out a diverse field of candidates for staff positions and expect everyone in the MoPOP community to be part of our DEIA journey. 

Position Summary

Sr. Engineers are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility’s systems including, but not limited to HVAC Systems, Central Heating and Cooling Plant, routine and emergency repairs to electrical systems, plumbing equipment (systems and fixtures), and other facility improvements such as doors, locks, walls, ceilings, and other equipment. The shift is a full time, position most often worked Wednesday – Saturday (4x10) but may be altered depending on business needs.

Essential Job Functions (other duties assigned)

  • Oversee the operations of all HVAC equipment.
  • Monitor the building management system.
  • Respond to and resolve equipment alarms.
  • Manage requests to change set points, air flow etc. in galleries and common spaces as appropriate.
  • Monitor boiler operations.
  • Monitor water chemistry and quality for cooling tower and chiller system.
  • Identify equipment repair needs and assist Facilities Operations Manager in planning replacement cycles as equipment reaches EOL.
  • Understand other components of building maintenance, including carpentry, patching and painting, plumbing, electrical and mechanical repair work.
  • Oversee and participate in all activities around the museum’s maintenance needs, including electrical repairs, mechanical repairs and general building maintenance.
  • Work with facilities maintenance technicians by teaching and instructing specific work procedures and/or skills that are necessary to maintain the building’s integrity and safety.
  • Always maintain a tidy and clean work environment, including, but not limited to protecting and storing all materials, tools and equipment.
  • Operate forklifts, scissor lifts and occasionally boom or articulating lifts, and other equipment, essential to perform necessary maintenance and repair work.
  • Work with Events Operations team and prepare the museum for public events as needed (general support and stage builds).
  • Maintain electronic and handwritten logs and other related records of work performed.
  • Optimize personal work efficiency and lead by example.
  • Support our internal culture which inspires and empowers our staff to live our mission to its highest standards.
  • Contribute to a consistent customer service brand across all departments.
  • Ensure MoPOP’s customer service brand is at the core of the Facilities Engineering Team and is reflected outward to our guest and staff.

Qualifications (Education/Experience/Certifications)

  • High School degree or equivalent education
  • Must possess a valid WA state Driver License and proof of insurance
  • 5 years of professional experience in the field of facilities maintenance
  • Must have verifiable hands-on experience in building trades, including carpentry, patching and painting walls, electrical, and plumbing
  • BOC-I certification desired
  • Boiler operator license Grade 5 or higher for the City of Seattle
  • Refrigeration license for the City of Seattle (must be willing to obtain within 6 months)
  • Certification of CFC Refrigeration Grade Universal preferred
  • Low Voltage license preferred
  • Knowledge of plumbing and functions of devices, such as valves, water fountains, etc.
  • Knowledge of electrical installations and ability to perform electrical repair work or installations (i.e. re-lamping fixtures, installation of VFD, cabling and conduit work)
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment operations and ability to perform equipment repair work and installation (i.e. electrical motors, bearings, belts and chiffs)
  • Locksmith skills preferred, including electronic locks and strikes, Exit Devices (aka panic bars), keying and key management
  • Understanding of Building management system (SIEMENS technology preferred)
  • Programming experience of BMS systems (Siemens Desigo preferred)
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, BMS, CMMS, and other programs as necessary
  • Experience with Paradigm Light Manager
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and client groups
  • Leadership and supervisory experience desirable
  • Detail oriented with ability to work effectively in a dynamic, high volume, and multi-tasking environment.
  • Commitment to environmental safety and sustainability
  • Commitment to work safety, accident prevention, and the safety of co-workers
  • Familiarity with OSHA and other regulatory requirements
  • Ability and certification to operate scissor lifts and boom, and articulating lifts
  • Ability to work in high and/or confined spaces
  • Ability to oversee contractors in their work performance on behalf of the museum
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio
  • Ability to Willingness to learn new things within the scope of assigned work
  • Team player

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, blueprints, schematics, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.                                                                                                                                

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Computer Skills:
Word processing, Spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail, Database software, and automated search and retrieval techniques.

Other Skills:
Ability to operate forklifts, pallet jacks, man-lifts, and other machine equipment. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

This full-time position includes a generous benefits package that we will share during the hiring process.

MoPOP is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission. BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable accommodations may be made during the application or hiring process upon request, please contact

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