Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Website Friends of the High Line

Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line’s annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Job Description

The Maintenance Technician is a full-time, year-round employee of Friends of the High Line. As a member of the Facilities Planning & Management team, the Maintenance Technician will report to the Maintenance Supervisor and will play a key role in maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing the High Line’s unique systems and infrastructural elements including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and security functions.



  • Perform maintenance on specialized infrastructure elements, including but not limited to: 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 Operations Management System (OMS) 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 including pumps, filters, actuators, strainers, monitoring of chemical levels, UV system, and spring and fall seasonal preparation
  • Safely operate tools and equipment in compliance with all federal, state, and local safety requirements, including but not limited to: 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, including winter snow and ice removal



  • High school diploma or GED
  • 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
  • Ability to work with power tools, small motorized equipment, and vehicles
  • Able to work alone or in groups
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on an on-call basis as needed
  • Ability to acquire required OSHA, FDNY certificates of fitness and a Pool & Spa Operator certification
  • Ability to relate well to the public in a highly-visited public space
  • Good communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Job requires employee to walk, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and regularly lift and/or move 50 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects utilizing proper tools and leverage methods in excess of 75 lbs
  • Must be able to successfully complete required practical and/or written exams
  • Valid NYS driver’s license


  • 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
    Citi Bike membership
    Discount on High Line merchandise

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