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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Maintenance Mechanic, Per Diem in Boston, Massachusetts

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s buildings and grounds.  Responsibilities include managing work orders, identifying and executing building repairs, and responding to general maintenance issues and emergencies in a timely manner. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, hands-on experience, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  This position reports to the Director of Facilities.

Hours: Per diem/On-call as needed, possible shifts Monday - Sunday  8 – 430pm

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

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Primary Duties:

  • Resolve work order requests and perform mechanical inspections daily

  • Provide preventative and corrective maintenance throughout the properties

  • Inspect building and/or grounds as necessary

  • Replace light bulbs, electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures, filters, ceiling tiles, door hardware, locks, and make keys. Perform wall repair, flooring repair, and painting

  • Wear necessary safety attire and/or use appropriate equipment

  • Respond to on-call emergencies after hours, evenings and weekends, and mandatory snow removal

  • Work with contractors as necessary

  • Schedule annual fire drills

  • Meet requests of remote BHCHP locations

  • Oversee Routine Preventative Maintenance Schedule

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

  • High school diploma or relevant technical school certification preferred 

  • Knowledge of OSHA and facilities maintenance in a healthcare setting preferred

  • Experience in some or all of the following areas: basic plumbing, basic electrical, general carpentry, tiling, locks, painting, grounds keeping, cleaning/janitorial.

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed oral or written instructions independently.

  • Must be self-motivated; enjoy working with a diverse population

  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English

  • Must be able to work alone as well as in a team environment

  • Must wear appropriate uniform at all times

  • Able to lift 20-25 pounds on a regular basis, and up to 75 pounds occasionally

  • Able to climb and descend stairs, bend and stoop, and sit and stand for long periods of time


  • The compensation for this position is $22.00 per hour.


    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

    Covid-19 Vaccination: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is optional for employment. Candidates who are offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination if they choose to.

Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.

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