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Maintenance Mechanic – General Labor

Eastern Nazarene College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a full time Maintenance Mechanic in the Facilities Management Department to perform routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures of all campus buildings, mechanical equipment and utility systems.  Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Maintenance Mechanic must have knowledge of general plumbing repairs and applications, gas/oil heating applications, and preventative maintenance equipment.  We are seeking candidates with 3 years of experience in building maintenance and repair and the desire to support the traditions and values of Christian higher education in a diverse, busy educational institution.

The hours for this position are 7:00am – 3:30pm.

PAY RATE: Depends on experience, generally in the $16 – $20/hr range plus benefits.




  • Completion of residential and commercial building work orders.
  • General maintenance performed including minor carpentry, painting, demolition and furniture moving.
  • Install and repair plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, garbage disposal units, dishwashers.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains. Join pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulking joints.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance procedures on building HVAC equipment and mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis; inspect belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, grease bearings, seal, etc.; replace broken parts. 
  • Complete checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures and maintain records of scheduled maintenance procedures.
  • Tests and regulate the chemicals in the steam boilers; repairs miscellaneous pumps, compressors, bearing assemblies as needed; monitors heating and cooling systems.
  • Dismantle machines or equipment, replace defective parts and motors, and adjust feed mechanisms; clean and lubricate machine parts such as shafts, pulleys, gears, and bearings. Replace or repair machine belt.
  • Work in conjunction with oil burner technician on preventative maintenance schedules, troubleshooting and repair of residential boilers, pipes, burners, oil, and gas machinery.
  • Clean work area regularly. Keep all tools and equipment clean and in good working order.
  • Observe additional maintenance needs requiring attention and report those to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Remove dust, dirt, grease, waste material from machines; Paint machines or equipment to prevent corrosion.
  • May research on computer to obtain estimates for supplies, repair parts and submit purchase request for repair or maintenance needs to manager to order parts to complete repair.
  • Provide maintenance coverage for after hour maintenance calls through the Call Back Rotation schedule and perform other duties as required.
  • Assist Facility Managers by monitoring assigned student workers; train students on procedures, safe tool operation, inspecting work, and performance.
  • Assist with snow and ice removal on campus roadways, walkways, steps and parking lots.
  • Follow work order procedures as assigned and when task is completed. Submit paperwork to Facilities Manager daily for verification and recording.
  • Communicate daily with the Director of Facilities and/or the Facilities Manager the progress of the current project and all other important issues as they develop.
  • Present a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times when interacting with customers, student employees and co-workers.
  • Follow all institutional policies and OSHA regulations regarding worker safety.
  • Wear uniform issued by ENC at all times while working on campus properties.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.



  • Knowledge of general plumbing repairs and applications.
  • Knowledge in Gas/Oil heating applications.
  • Knowledge in preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment.
  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) with three years of experience in building maintenance and repair.
  • Exhibit the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. 
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


  • Demonstrate the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Negotiation and decision making skills are used regularly in this position.  A high degree of interpersonal skills is required.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to perform tasks in all areas and aspects of construction projects, climb ladders for heights of up to 60 feet, and crawl for distances of 50 feet.
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.   The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.
  • Normal hazards associated with construction environment.

Until Filled



Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.

Human Resources Director

Human Resources

Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170




Who We Are

Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.

Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more.  In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.

Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.


Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.


Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact


  • Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
  • Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
  • Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
  • Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
  • Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
  • Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
  • Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
  • Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
  • Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.

Equal Opportunity

Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class  in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge.  We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene.  It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964).  Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.

23 East Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170 (617) 745-3000

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