St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, we educate students to be, do, and stand for good in the world. We enroll approximately 1,500 students from more than 90 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Position Overview and Responsibilities
The Building Maintenance Technician, under the general supervision of the Managing Director of Buildings & Grounds, performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled building maintenance and repair tasks as well as related duties as required. The technician will perform maintenance and mechanical duties for assigned buildings and related facilities, furnishings, and equipment. Duties may include painting, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, heating, roofing, and related work. The technician may work independently, under supervision, as a crafts-worker to accomplish specific projects. This is a full time hourly, second shift staff position; work hours are generally 2 to 10 pm. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.
Repairing buildings and structures; building and installing cabinets, partitions, whiteboards, and shelves; repairing furniture and equipment; install floor coverings, acoustical ceilings, and window glass; repair roofs, floors, doors, locks, and related items
Performing basic electrical and plumbing repair such as replacing switches and wiring, repairing faucets, sewers, boiler room equipment, pumps, check valves, boiler lines, heating, and ventilation systems
Painting building interiors and exteriors, furniture, cement, and other materials and items; pouring and finishing concrete
Estimating materials, labor and time needed for projects, operating light automotive equipment to travel to facilities and transporting materials, furniture, and equipment
Completing assigned work orders in a timely and complete fashion
Following safety guidelines when performing all tasks
Landscaping duties, as needed
Partnering to prepare rooms for events
Other duties as assigned
Skills and Competencies
The Building Maintenance Technician should have knowledge of the following:
Materials, tools, methods, and equipment used in a building trade such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, cement work, and electrical work
Repair practices for structures, furnishings, and equipment, and work safety practices
The building maintenance technician should also be able to:
Prepare estimates of time, materials, and labor
Work from plans and specifications
Work with limited supervision
Follow oral and written instructions
Form and maintain effective working relationships with others
Provide supervision, training and assistance to others as required
Organize, plan, and prioritize time effectively
Multi-task and change directions easily
Be attentive to detail
Conduct themselves with integrity and dependability
Be a team player with a positive attitude, and exhibit kindness and concern for others
Education and Experience
A high school graduate or higher preferred
A valid driver’s license and MVR required
At least 2-3 years of experience in a building trade such as carpentry, painting, masonry, electrical, or a combination of training and education
The Building Maintenance Technician must be comfortable working in the following conditions:
Environmental: Most duties are performed under periodically disagreeable working conditions, including working outside in inclement weather and exposure to water, dust, dirt, grease, paint fumes, chemicals, equipment noise, and vibration.
Physical: frequent lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds, less frequently up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance. Examples include carrying a 90-pound bag of cement, an extension ladder, or using a 14-pound sledgehammer. May also be required to bend, kneel, crouch, reach, climb, walk, or run. Examples include shoveling or digging in the ground; kneeling to lay carpet; bending, twisting, and stretching while painting; climbing up and down an extension ladder; climbing up and down stairs; walking on the roof of a building or uneven surface; and running to shut off water when a water line has ruptured.
Driving Conditions: May be required to drive and operate vehicles and machinery, including trucks, tractors, lifts, or a forklift.
St. John’s Prep is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, student engagement, interpersonal communication, and curricular decisions. For more information about our academic, spiritual, and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org.
Interested candidates are asked to apply via the online Application for Employment found on the Employment page of StJohnsPrep.org. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter and resumé. Please, no phone calls.
St. John’s Preparatory School is conveniently located just 15 miles northeast of Boston in Danvers, Massachusetts. We are a Xaverian Brothers sponsored school educating nearly 1,500 young men in grades 6 through 12 from more than 70 communities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Our rigorous academic and extensive co-curricular program encourages students to develop their spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, and creative potential, and inspires them to honor the diversity that enriches both our school community and the world beyond St. John's.