Facilities Maintenance Technician – Watkins Glen, NY

Facilities Maintenance Technician
– Watkins Glen, NY

The Facilities Maintenance Technician plays an important role on the sanctuary team, performing hands-on maintenance and repairs for all buildings and equipment at our Watkins Glen location. The Facilities Maintenance Technician reports to the Facilities Manager.


  • Work with Facilities Manager to ensure that facilities projects are successfully completed in the following areas:
    • Building and Home Maintenance
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Plumbing, electrical and HVAC system maintenance
    • Fencing and gates
    • Supply Orders
    • Construction Projects
  • Evaluate maintenance and project needs, coordinating research as needed and implementing improvements/changes as approved by Facilities Manager
  • Maintain building and equipment safety standards as determined by the organization
  • Coordinate appointments with outside contractors as needed
  • Use computerized maintenance software to track and complete work orders
  • Assist with mowing and snow removal as needed
  • Assist Facilities Manager with implementation of safety programs
  • Submit farm project reports as requested
  • Assist with barn cleaning, animal movement and transport as needed
  • Coordinate with Facilities Manager on other tasks and responsibilities as assigned


  • Ability to perform hands-on work, including experience with building and home repairs, fencing, large farm equipment maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electric, etc.  Experience with power tools required.
  • Ability to drive tractors and other farm equipment.  Ability to drive trucks with trailers preferred
  • Flexibility and aptitude as a self-starter; ability to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to work well independently, while maintaining appropriate communication with supervisor
  • Comfortable with the mission of Farm Sanctuary
  • Ability to communicate professionally with staff and outside contractors
  • Reliable and dependable, with flexibility and willingness to adjust schedule when needed
  • Team player; able to work well with a variety of people
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting
  • Previous maintenance experience required

Job Specifications

  • Full-time non-exempt position located at our Watkins Glen, New York sanctuary
  • Some on-call shifts required
  • Some travel, including overnight trips, required
  • Some weekend and holiday availability required
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package, including paid holidays; personal days; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 403(b) plan; flexible spending accounts; and long-term disability insurance.

All interested applicants are required to complete Farm Sanctuary’s Employment Application.  Instructions for sending supplemental materials will be provided within the application.

For questions or to request a copy of the employment application by mail, please contact humanresources@farmsanctuary.org.

Position posted May 23, 2018