Building Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/14/2021 10:54 AM)
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TSNE (formerly Third Sector New England) ( is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.


We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.


As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.


The Building Maintenance Technician conducts the repairs and maintenance of buildings owned by TSNE (89 South Street) and those that are clients of TSNE (45 Temple Place, 7 Winthrop Square, 62 Summer Street, and 99 Bishop Allen Drive) and other buildings as our portfolio grows at the direction and in coordination with the Lead Building Engineer and the Property Manager. For tasks that cannot be handled by the team, the Lead Building Engineer assists in coordinating repairs with the preferred vendors for each site.


Property Management/Repairs

  • Ensure that tenants and clients receive prompt, professional treatment and courteous service in response to their maintenance needs and in accordance to our Response Time Matrix;
  • Perform regular inspections to ensure property grounds in our portfolio and work areas are maintained to standard;
  • Ensure all safety equipment and conditions are up to code;
  • Assist the Property Management Team to create preventative maintenance program for all mechanical related equipment;
  • Maintain, monitor, and test the buildings’ emergency and security systems, features and procedures;
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization and security of all equipment, tools, store rooms and workspaces and ensures that they are up to code;
  • Ensure follow through on all issues and discrepancies as pertaining to Engineering.

Preventative Maintenance

  • Ensure that preventative maintenance needs are being met across all properties, including, but not limited to:
    • Electrical: bulbs/ballasts replacements, circuit tracing, and fixture installation;
    • Plumbing: repair leaks, fixtures and mechanical devices related to the restrooms and kitchens in the buildings. Ensure that building systems such as the backflow preventers, boilers, and other related systems and equipment are in proper working order;
    • HVAC: repair, service and/or replace HVAC units or components as needed. Ensure that all related systems (roof tower, boiler, and any other systems related to HVAC) are in good working order and in compliance with building codes. Change filters and provide preventative maintenance as needed at the direction of the Lead Building Engineer and Property Manager;
    • Painting: as needed, fulfill small paint requests;
    • Locksmithing: cut keys, change cores and install new lock or pass sets as needed.
  • Perform or coordinate regular preventative maintenance walkthroughs of all properties; coordinate and schedule annual tests and inspections as needed.

Knowledge Growth and Maintenance

  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities as suggested by the Lead Building Engineer and Property Manager;
  • Stay up-to-date on appropriate safety protocols such as life safety, regulatory guidelines, and personal protective equipment.

Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • At least one year in building engineering or property maintenance required;
  • Certification in refrigeration or a willingness to gain certification;
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, or electrical is desirable;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong customer service orientation;
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations related to facilities and building system operations preferred;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and all levels of management both internally and externally, including city officials;
  • Experience with a work order management system preferred;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook and Word
  • Willingness to learn and gain skills that will be critical in fulfilling these duties;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Ability to work from verbal and written plans and technical data including blueprints preferred;

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be performed at various locations across Boston and Cambridge. Work is not eligible for remote work.


Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $53,000 and is commensurate with experience.


Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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