Under the supervision of the Engineering Manager, the Engineering Technician will provide a consistent and reliable environment in all museum buildings.  This position will require a trained and experienced hands-on mechanic that has the skills to troubleshoot, repair, and install all types of HVAC equipment.  An understanding of the interaction of the museum mechanical systems and their effect on the museum environment as a whole is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor and maintain the proper environment for the preservation of the art by:

  • Daily monitoring of the temperatures and humidity’s throughout the museum by periodic checks using the building’s automated system
  • Promptly addressing alarm conditions as reported by the building automation system.

Maintain proper operation of facility mechanical systems by:

  • Completing scheduled preventative maintenance tasks as assigned
  • Troubleshooting and repair of any malfunctioning equipment
  • Assist Senior Engineer with day to day operations

Assist with monitoring contractor work:

  • Escort contractors and monitor their work to ensure it is completed per the specifications
  • Provides recommendations to the Engineering Manager regarding equipment repairs of replacement


  • S./GED
  • HVAC trade school completion – Journeyman status
  • 3 years minimum experience in operation and repair of commercial HVAC equipment.
  • Knowledge of building Automation systems – Metasys preferred.
  • Understand wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Knowledge of air movement systems and their components, commercial air-handling units, variable air volume boxes and reheat coils, fan motors and controls
  • Skilled in the use of test instruments, combustion analyzers and VOM’s to properly diagnose equipment failures
  • Knowledge of humidification equipment and the relationships between temperature and humidity
  • Skilled in proper use of hand and power tools.
  • Must be computer proficient
  • Ability to work from ladders and lift 50 lbs.
  • 24/7 availability as needed as well as on call status.

Job Type: Full-time

The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, subsidized transportation and parking, museum membership, FSA (flexible spending account), 457b retirement, and free professional financial management counseling.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send your résumé and cover letter including salary requirements to [email protected].

The Walters Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment actions and complies with all provisions of federal, state, and local laws enforcing nondiscrimination in employment practices. Volunteering opportunities and employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at-will employer.