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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Maintenance Laborer in East Boston, Massachusetts

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Time Type:

Full time



All Locations:

East Boston


Perform a variety of grounds keeping, routine maintenance, preventative maintenance and housekeeping duties for all Health Center locations. Assist Maintenance Mechanics on projects and other requests which would require assistance. Remain On Call for emergencies. Full Time position, Monday - Friday 6:00am-2:00pm with a 45 minute lunch 12:00pm-12:45pm and 15 minute break




REPORTS TO: Facilities Director

MAIN FUNCTION: Perform a variety of grounds keeping, routine maintenance, preventative maintenance and housekeeping duties for all Health Center locations. Assist Maintenance Mechanics on projects and other requests which would require assistance. Remain On Call for emergencies.


  • Ability to work independently on small scale work orders, inspections or requests.

  • Follow all health and safety regulations when operating equipment.

  • Provide assistance as needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Repeated bending, squatting, stooping. Prolonged standing and walking and climbing ladders. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Positive attitude and work ethic

  • Ability to work independently

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management

  • Must have a valid MA driver’s license and good driving record.




Grounds keeping

General Maintenance and upkeep of entranceways, parking lots, wells, and the neighborhood surrounding the property, including, but not limited to: trash removal, sweeping, property repairs, landscaping, graffiti removal, snow removal, ice melt, and any other tasks which fall under these categories.


Biohazard Containment

Pick Up Biohazard Waste Boxes

Replace Light Bulbs

Shredder Pick Ups


Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection

Clean Interior of Facilities’ Vehicles

Clean Shop

Fire Pump Testing

Inspect Oxygen Supply

Inspect and Test Eye Washes & Emergency Showers

Inspect Hazardous Waste Areas


(Spring to Fall)

Power Wash


Receive Paper Goods


Air Compressors (Inspect and Bleed)

Change Filters

Check Backflow Pressure Gauges

Check Blood/Body Fluid Kits

Check Dehumidifiers

Check Isolation Room

Check P-Traps

Check Pumps In Basements

Check Revolving Doors

Clean Bathroom Vents

Clean Gutters & Clear Drains

Clean Wells

Ejection Pumps (Inspect & Grease Fittings)

Emergency Generator (Inspect & Service)

Fire Extinguishers and Hoses

Inspect Audiology Booth 2- Intake & 2- Exhaust Fans

Inspect Emergency Lights – Battery Packs

Inspect Exhaust Fans On Roof

Inspect Exit Lights and Signs

Inspect Inergen Fire Suppression System Cylinder Gauges

Property Cleaning – Around Gove

Recirculator Pumps For Hot Water - Oil

Test Elevator Phones & Alarms

Trash Pick Up


Inspect and Clean Dryer Vent Duct

Manually Swap Pumps


Change HEPA Filters

Change HVAC Filters

Change RTU Filters

Check Restroom Floor Traps

Clean Condenser Coils – PACE Sites

Clean Washable HVAC Filters

Grease Recirculating Pumps

Inspect and Clean Fresh Air Makeup Intake Exhaust

Open & Inspect Blood & Body Fluid Cleaning Kits

Test Back Up Ejector Pumps


Change Water Filters - Water Fountains

Check/Add Oil To Boiler Room Pumps

Check/Clean & Dirty Utility Rooms

Check Eyewash Stations – Flow & Temperature Test

Circulate Booster Pumps

Clean Filters HVAC – Washable Boiler

Inspect Smoke Walls

Maintenance Of Back Flow Preventors

Med Room Refrigerators – Clean Coils

Pharmaceutical/Hazardous Waste Removal

Replace Defibrillator Batteries

Satellite Accumulation Area Inspection

Storm Readiness


Ejection Pump Alarm Test

Inspect Waste Lines


Change Batteries & Inspect All Emergency Lights

Change Batteries & Inspect All Exit Lights

Change Batteries In Megaphones

Cooling – Turn On

Cut Back Trees

Drain Fuel and Store Snow Blowers

Ejector Pump Clean Out

Emergency Generator <30% 2Hr Load Test

Gear Heater Element – Plug In

Gear Heater Element – Unplug In

Humidistat Unplug

Humidistat Plug In

Inspect Electrical Outlets - All Clinical Areas

Inspect GFI Receptacles & Breakers

Inspect Sprinkler System - Visual

Install Planters

Lower Boiler Temperature To 180

Lower Discharge Temperature To 55

Raise Discharge Temperature To 65

Remove Planters

Repaint HP Symbols & Lines In Parking Lots

Test All Restroom Alarms

Test Crash Bars

Tune up Snow Blowers

Turn Off Heaters

Turn On Heaters


Emergency Generators – Run for 4 Hrs. > 30%


Mechanics will be responsible for upkeep of all areas of the Health Center including, but not limited to:

  1. Repair toilets, install and repair dispensers (paper towel, soap, etc.)

  2. Key control, make keys, and repair locks

  3. Make signs, name tags, doorplates

  4. Set up conference rooms for meetings (tables, chairs, etc.)

  5. Escort repairmen, meter readers, outside vendors

  6. Move inventory (records, boxes, furniture, etc.) to storage

  7. Keep storage areas in orderly condition

  8. Change lights

  9. Patching and painting of walls. Repair doors, windows, thermostats


  1. Respond to staff requests for emergency services

  2. Continue work on all unfinished work orders

  3. Light construction

  4. Backup to housekeeping

  5. Decontamination of rooms/areas where Blood/Body fluid spills have occurred

  6. Conduct weekly walk through of all buildings replacing light bulbs and noting any maintenance concerns

  7. Preventative, routine and regulatory inspections.

Perform other related duties as requested

There’s a reason East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is ranked as one of the “Top Places to Work” by The Boston Globe. It is because we are committed to maintaining a truly supportive and welcoming environment — for both our employees and our patients — that reflects our mission and culture. A huge focus of which is to offer important benefits so you can be your best inside and outside of work.

Striving to be an employer of choice, we offer progressive benefits, a variety of schedules, and the satisfaction of working with a diverse workforce whose unity of purpose is a real force for achievement. Plus, our Education & Training Institute is an attractive resource for many of our employees who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers.

  • Medical & Dental Coverage

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan

  • Educational Assistance

  • Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts

  • Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time

  • A Generous Staff Development Benefit

  • Excellent Malpractice Coverage

  • A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support

  • Free Parking

  • And Much More…