Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.
Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming, and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, and to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line’s construction and create an endowment for its future operations.
The Maintenance Technician is a full-time, year-round employee of Friends of the High Line. As a member of the Facilities team, the Maintenance Technician will report to the Chief Maintenance Technician and will play a key role in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the High Line's unique infrastructural elements, including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
- Perform maintenance and repair on specialized infrastructure elements, such as HVAC, LED lighting, electrical distribution for events, irrigation pumps, a specialized water feature, bathroom fixtures, security gates and cameras, elevators, fire alarms, small gas-powered and electric equipment, wood park furniture and decking, concrete structure and pavers, and painted steel
- Conduct daily rounds and readings of mechanical areas
- Complete daily work orders on custom Computerized Management System (CMS), as assigned— tracking time, resources, and materials used on a daily basis
- Execute complete daily reports outlining progress and new issues
- Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and calibrate small gas-powered equipment such as snow blowers, lawn mowers, power washers, etc.
- Operate and maintain tools including drills, grinders, welders, table saws, and air compressors
- Troubleshoot and maintain water feature and components including pumps, filters, actuators, strainers; monitor chemical levels and UV system; and conduct spring and fall seasonal preparation
- Safely operate tools and equipment in compliance with all federal, state, and local safety requirements, including trucks, electric vehicles, specialized equipment, small power equipment, hand tools, etc.
- Use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, protective gloves, hard hats, goggles, etc.
- Perform other duties as assigned, such as winter snow and ice removal
- High school diploma or GED
- 2 – 4 years relevant work experience
- Demonstrated ability to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks
- Ability to use ladders, scaffolding, and/or a scissor lift while performing job duties
- Facility with power tools, small motorized equipment, and vehicles
- Able to work alone and in groups
- Can work outdoors in all weather conditions, sometimes for extended periods of time
- Acquire required OSHA, FDNY certificates of fitness, and a Pool & Spa Operator certification
- Interacts well with staff, volunteers, and the public in a highly-visited public space
- Good communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Valid New York State driver’s license
- Work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on an on-call basis as needed
- Walk, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and regularly lift and/or move 50 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects using proper tools and leverage methods in excess of 75 lbs
- Pass the New York City Parks Department driving assessment and safety training
- Paid vacation, sick time and holidays
- Paid parental leave
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Commuter benefits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Contribution in a 403(b) retirement plan
- Discount on a Citi Bike membership
- Discount on High Line merchandise