Maintenance Technician

Washington D.C.
Oct 26, 2018
Jan 23, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a highly qualified, energetic, and professional maintenance technician. The primary objective of this position is to oversee and actively manage all aspects of the AEI building, including keeping property equipment functioning and in good repair and keeping premises presentable by performing tasks primarily with the senior building engineer, as well as assisting with other facilities staff as needed.

Primary responsibilities of the maintenance technician include maintaining all property maintenance records, performing preventative and scheduled maintenance inspections and repairs, and ensuring life-safety systems are operational. This person will perform maintenance and repair activities on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

The technician will work primarily with the building engineers and work in tandem with all departments of AEI on issues related to maintaining the building. This person will respond to and resolve tenant service work order requests such as, but not limited to, lighting, plumbing, heating, and cooling and any other building problems as needed. Having the ability to work effectively under pressure, manage concurrent tasks with multiple deadlines, and quickly adapt in a flexible and versatile way to rapidly changing priorities is a must. This position is designated as “essential personnel,” which requires that employees report to work during emergency situations and occasionally requires overtime, weekend, and holiday work. The technicians schedule will also be affected by AEI events that require monitoring of HVAC systems.

The technician must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), experience using Microsoft Office programs, and the ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Hospitality experience or related field is a plus. The ideal candidate speaks effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization, works well in a fast-paced environment, and has extensive experience working in a building or facilities management role. Qualified candidates should submit an online application at, complete with a resume and brief statement of interest.

About AEI

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.  The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world.  Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom.  AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions.  Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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