Salary Range: Starts at $35,000. Based on experience

Exempt, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, occasional weekends or evenings for special events may be required.

The Tulsa SPCA has experienced a three- to four-year period of growth and our infrastructure needs have grown. As such, we are looking to add an experienced maintenance technician to oversee the entire campus, including, but not limited to facilities, vehicles, landscaping, equipment and technology:

  • Four buildings totaling about 33,000 square feet, ranging from newly constructed to over 70 years old.
  • Six current vehicles, ranging from Mobile Adoption Center to truck and minivans.
  • IT/Phone/Telecommunications Equipment.
  • Riding and push lawnmowers, general lawn maintenance equipment.
  • General construction and power tool equipment.

Responsible for performing routine building, grounds and transportation maintenance tasks. Ability to operate facilities’ mechanical, electrical, plumbing, building systems and transportation vehicles; schedule maintenance and effect minor repairs to assure facilities are operated safely and efficiently.

Primary Accountabilities and Objectives

  • Customarily and regularly manage work to maximize productivity, efficiency, and the potential of the human assets of Tulsa SPCA, including: complete assignments, train, coach, monitor staff performance on maintenance issues, assure compliance with regulatory requirements and organizational vision, mission, values, policies and work rules.
  • Inspect building and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair making notes and recommendations using a pre­ established check sheet you create.
  • Perform minor electrical maintenance to include, but not limited to replacement or repair of fixtures using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
  • Perform minor plumbing maintenance.
  • Perform minor painting, carpentry, concrete, fencing and masonry work.
  • Perform and schedule HVAC preventive maintenance to maximize effective life of facility equipment while minimizing disruption of Tulsa SPCA operations.
  • Monitor, track, schedule and maintain various warranties for building components, projects and equipment.
  • Track expenses associated with maintaining the facility and balance accounts to remain within budget parameters.
  • Conduct and document security, safety and fire tests/drills and address deficiencies to assure that facilities and staff are in compliance with regulatory requirements, policies and practices.
  • Direct the management and maintenance of grounds, walkways, parking lots, fences, signs and other public areas to maintain safety and beautification standards for Tulsa SPCA.
  • Perform outdoor seasonal maintenance activities including snow removal from walkways, roofs and/or parking lots, and lawn, tree, shrub and flower bed maintenance.
  • Monitor cleanliness of rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, and other work areas and assist with cleaning when needed.
  • Monitor and perform pest/insect control duties.
  • Exercise reasonable care and proper concern for protecting Tulsa SPCA property and the welfare of self and others by obeying all safety rules and practices; operate motor vehicles and other power equipment in full compliance with safety requirements, both stated rules and any unstated but generally accepted safe practices.
  • Provide technical training and coaching to co-workers, including but not limited to setting maintenance direction, delegation of duties, work evaluation and critique, employee communication, customer service, planning, equipment usage, and organizing.

Primary Tasks and Duties

  • Attend meetings and provide reports as needed.
  • Help the Operations Director prioritize maintenance by interval (daily, weekly, monthly, annually).
  • Write first drafts of RFPs for vendors.
  • Work with employees and volunteers to ensure that equipment and facilities are being used properly and maintained appropriately.
  • Oversee daily use of facility and equipment and stay up-to-date on maintenance needs through collaboration with department managers, employees and volunteers.
  • Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness to maintenance and purchases.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, handling inquiries and developing action plans to address maintenance needs and requests.
  • Manage maintenance budget and estimate future years’ needs.

Essential Functions / Key Competencies / Qualifications:

  • Ability to get things done: incredibly driven to achieve results; tenacious in the face of adversity and maintains a can-do attitude; master organizer and project planner; consistently looks ahead and anticipate needs before they arise.
  • Strategic mindset: natural problem solver; data-driven, thought process is analytical and structured; create order out of chaos by identifying systems and processes in need of improving; deeply understand maintenance operations and easily synthesize information to develop a recommended plan of action.
  • Good written and verbal communication: listens well while following instructions, policies and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Physical Environment –
    • Physical stamina and dexterity. Lift minimum 50 pounds, push minimum 100 pounds, climb ladder and step ladder. Bending at the waist, sitting, kneeling, laying horizontally, climbing, walking, etc., as job may require.
    • Must be able to handle exposure to extreme temperatures and conditions.
    • Must be able to handle exposure to moderate to high noise levels.
    • Will be working with and exposed to a variety of animals and animal waste, possible animal bites and scratches, chemicals and cleaning solutions.
    • Ability to manage time and responsibilities independently.
    • Ability to maintain focus while working individually.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a knack for productive collaboration across varying departments.
    • Detail oriented and data driven.
    • Encouraging, positive, can-do attitude.
    • Impeccable time management and multi-tasking skills.
    • Proven problem solver who can make clear-headed decisions while under pressure.
    • Experienced with proven success in project coordination and management.
    • Cost conscious and experience with budget management.
  • Education/Professional Experience –
    • Must hold a certificate or diploma in a related field.
    • Completion of an apprenticeship under a professional maintenance technician a plus.
    • Current, valid State of Oklahoma Driver’s License.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in maintenance or mechanical operations requiring effective customer service skills.
    • Experience with technology maintenance a plus.
    • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and grounds keeping experience preferred.
    • Ability to use common hand and electrical tools, and an eagerness to learn new skills.
    • Ability to read and check blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary.
    • Experience with precision measuring instruments or electronic testing devices preferred.
    • Thorough working knowledge of facility equipment units, their usage, and safety procedures.
    • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word preferred.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume directly to: Richard Barry, rbarry@tulsaspca.org.  You can also fax to: 918-428-2525, or mail to the Attention of: Richard Barry, Director of Operations, P.O. Box 581898, Tulsa, OK 74158. No phone calls accepted. This position is open until filled.