Hebrew SeniorLife

  • Engineering Mechanic

    Job Locations US-MA-Canton
    Job ID
    Environmental Services
  • Overview

    Full Time Engineering Mechanic


    The engineering mechanic provides a variety of general maintenance, preventative maintenance, minor construction, cleaning and repair duties in all areas of the facility, following established procedure to maintain the high standards of the Orchard Cove facility.


    • Perform apartment maintenance as assigned, including written and verbal communication with residents and follow up with engineering supervisor on status of work
    • Perform grounds-keeping duties as assigned such as trash/debris removal, sweeping of walkways and drives, replacing/repairing walkway pavers, repair/maintenance of irrigation system, repair, re-line, roll and general upkeep of clay tennis court
    • General maintenance duties required for the effective upkeep of the complete facility and its support systems to include performing and recording of preventive maintenance procedures for all assigned equipment as outlined in the preventive maintenance program manual. Move materials as necessary in the performance of duties or as directed
    • Perform repair and/or refurbishment tasks as assigned which involves sheetrock repair/replacement, taping and mudding of joints and seams, carpentry (framing and finish), painting, spraying of textured ceilings, removal of carpeting and other material and similar tasks outlined above as needed
    • Remove snow from walkways, entranceways, fire exits & maintain clear path/access to all fire hydrants on site and any other areas as directed. Apply sand and/or ice-melt as necessary to ensure safe passage of pedestrian and vehicle traffic
    • Clear clogged drain lines, replacing light bulbs, minor repair/replacement of plumbing fixtures, minor repair/replacement of light and electrical fixtures, troubleshoot heating and cooling systems, repair/replace doors, windows, cabinets and lock hardware as needed
    • Detection and reporting of improper operation or faulty equipment, defective materials/tools and unusual or unsafe conditions or practices. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. Observe and follow all safety precautions while using tools or power equipment and adhere to all safety policies as established
    • On-call for emergencies such as inclement weather, fire, leaks, etc.
    • Perform other related duties as required or directed


    • High School degree or equivalent
    • 3 years of facility maintenance experience
    • Knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and repair of electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, hydraulics and pneumatic systems
    • Skill in the use of the tools and performance of the tasks of the various trades utilized to repair the systems
    • Ability to read and understand technical publications and work from schematics and blueprints


    Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

    • Ability to move around the building
    • Ability to move items up to 50 pounds
    • The individual spends some of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposure to noise. There is protection from weather conditions. However, there are times the position requires working outdoors, in confined areas, and at heights
    • This position requires some minimal exposure to infectious wastes. Gloves and safety glasses


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