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Facilities TechnicianFacilities Technician

The Facilities Technician is responsible for supporting the Facilities Engineer by performing routine building maintenance tasks.

AOPA manages three office buildings and multiple hangars and other facilities totaling 10 acres and 114,000 square feet. Much of the office space is intended for AOPA’s employees, though we also lease some space within one of our buildings.

Primary Duties

  • Inspects buildings, roofs, and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair, making notes and recommendations.
  • Performs minor electrical maintenance to include, but not limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, bulbs, ballasts, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power, and specialty tools.
  • Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement of repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, replacing drain hoses on washers and similar devices, etc.).
  • Performs minor painting, carpentry, and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks, and handles, etc.).
  • Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts modular space (e.g. furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies, and hand trucks.
  • Maintains HVAC systems and associated equipment (e.g. replacing filters, repairing VAV units, operating compressors, etc.).
  • Assist with snow removal operations on-site during inclement weather.
  • Acts as a backup emergency contact.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all employees, contractors, and vendors.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Must be able to travel to various work-site locations on demand.
  • Ability to use standard powered and non-powered tools.
  • Must be able to lift approximately 75 pounds.
  • Must be comfortable and able to work on a ladder of 20 feet.
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license in good standing.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • This position has physical demands commonly associated with the performance of this job, including climbing ladders, crawling in or though low spaces, working outside and on building roofs, heavy lifting and moving in hot and cold weather.  Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and shop environments and is regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes, and noise.

To apply for this position with Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) please click on Apply Now. AOPA offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects how much we care about our employees. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement; short-term and long-term disability; life and AD&D insurance; flexible spending accounts; tuition reimbursement; a wellness program; flexibility in work hours; and paid holidays.

And ... although not all AOPA employees are pilots, we offer the opportunity for our employees to obtain a private pilot certificate for free. We also provide continued assistance to help employees maintain their flight proficiency.

AOPA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.