Maintenance Technician

Job Summary

The Rhode Island School of Design Facilities department is actively seeking a Maintenance Technician to join its in-house team. This is a full-time position that offers excellent benefits. Maintenance Technicians at RISD p erform a variety of duties relative to general building maintenance, renovations, and new construction in all RISD buildings. As well, they assist with emergency facilities duties such as snow removal as necessary.

This position will be covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rhode Island School of Design and The Rhode Island School of Design Facilities Trades Association/NEARI/NEA.

Essential Functions

  • Perform the duties necessary to repair articles of furniture such as cabinets, chairs, and wooden office equipment and for constructing and building woodwork such as counters, benches, stairs, and doors. Complete sheet-rocking, insulating, steelwork, floor tile work, masonry and cement work, carpeting, and ceramic tile and grout work. Repair, replace and install window treatments, i.e., shades, blinds, etc. Work from drawings or verbal instructions using a variety of carpenter's hand tools, power tools, and shop equipment in construction and repair projects.

  • Perform patching and painting such as touch-up, puncture repair, graffiti removal etc. Prepare paint, polyurethane woodwork, and wooden office equipment.

  • Repair roofs, gutters, and sidewalls working from ladders or staging.

  • Perform minor plumbing, electrical, and HVAC maintenance and repairs in conjunction with and under the direction of the physical plant lead staff.

  • Assist in campus snow removal effort. Provide assistance during campus emergencies as required.

  • Make appointments with outside contractors and escort same through buildings as needed.

  • Drive RISD vehicle to transport materials and staff to the job site(s), possibly outside normal business hours.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • High school or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Two to four years related building maintenance experience with knowledge of carpentry trade including methods, tools, and materials.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail preferred.

  • Previous experience working with outside contractors preferred.


Yes- Facilities Trades Association

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position.

Some night and weekend hours may be required.

Employment Status:

Full-time, Regular



Documents Needed to Apply:


Cover Letter

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

For internal use only - Job Family:

Facilities - Trades

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