Maintenance Mechanic

Washington D.C.
Hiring salary is between $50,000 and $70,000 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Jul 25, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Full Time

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), a national nonprofit, membership organization has an immediate full-time opening for an experienced building mechanic at our national headquarters located near the White House. The Maintenance Mechanic reports directly to the Building Superintendent.                                                                                                       

The NSDAR headquarters is a historic landmark and multi-level building complex comprised of over 300,000 square feet, including historic DAR Constitution Hall and Memorial Continental Hall, which was originally built in 1905.

The maintenance mechanic will be responsible for full operation and performance level of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems throughout the NSDAR building complex.

HVAC duties include monitoring, troubleshooting and repairing systems to provide exact temperature levels in special conditions; identifying and repairing electrical and mechanical problems in air conditioning systems, such has compressors, refrigerant controls, valves and controls to protect against overload or overheating. 

The incumbent will be responsible for performing system inspections and scheduled preventive maintenance on electrical, air conditioning/refrigeration systems and equipment, including other related equipment, such as direct digital controls, and for accurately identifying system or equipment malfunctions.

Electrician duties include modifying, repairing, troubleshooting, loading and testing new or existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, fixtures, controls and equipment, and uses technical guides and diagrams to detect issues and resolve deficiencies.

Plumbing duties include modifying and repairing plumbing and other wet-type systems such as utility, supply and disposal systems, identifying plumbing zones and shut-down valves, testing and making needed adjustments to systems and equipment for proper operation, flow, drainage and sanitary conditions. 

As a key member of the building and facilities team the maintenance mechanic will also be expected to jump in and work with staff on building maintenance projects, furniture moves, the NSDAR’s annual membership convention, and other miscellaneous building/facilities related activities. 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • CFC certification is required
  • DC 6th class or MD 3rd class license (or equivalent) is required
  • Work experience in electrical and refrigeration is required
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment is required
  • Work experience and knowledge in LEEDS energy management and operations a plus
  • Must possess a valid automobile operator’s license as required by local/state laws

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants will be evaluated on their job knowledge and ability to perform the duties of the position as identified in this announcement.  Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training.

To learn more about the National Society visit us at


Send a cover letter and resume (or NSDAR employment application) along with salary requirements to:

Attn: Human Resources


1776 D Street N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20006-5303


Fax: (202) 737-5702

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