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The Owens Valley Radio Observatory is seeking a Site Maintenance Assistant to help with a wide variety of tasks under minimal supervision. In addition to general site and building maintenance, the successful candidate will be expected to work on trenching and antenna installation on the site, coordinating the work in the field under direction of the Site Maintenance Supervisor. This position is ideally suited to someone who likes to work in a small team on a wide variety of tasks both inside and outside and has the initiative to tackle many of the routine maintenance tasks as needed.
Essential Job Duties
Under supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor:
Coordinate trenching and antenna assembly work in the field
Perform general site maintenance tasks, including but not limited to: checking state of buildings, HVAC, lighting, door locks, etc.
Perform building maintenance including painting, drywall repair, and floor repair
Carry out basic plumbing repairs
Assist with maintenance on HVAC, including changing filters and cleaning coils
Assist with maintenance of vehicles and construction equipment
Update maintenance logs
Assist with construction of antennas for new projects
Assist with maintenance of antennas, as needed
Relocate materials and equipment using forklift and trucks
Carry out general site maintenance work including clearing weeds, road patching, general clean up
Other tasks as assigned
Ability to work on tasks with minimal instructions,
Experience with vehicle maintenance (e.g., oil change, greasing),
Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks with other crew members, such as trenching or construction of assemblies such as antennas from parts kits,
Ability to lift heavy objects (70 lb),
Willingness to work in workshop and outdoors,
Candidate should have experience in basic electrical and plumbing repairs, carpentry/drywall/painting.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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