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Systems Mechanical Technician

Classification: Full-time (Non-exempt)

Reports to: Crew Foreman

 Job Summary:  This position is responsible for the routine and general maintenance and repair of all NRF properties’ systems, including plumbing, septic, basic electrical, chimneys, and gas and oil boilers.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and upgrade, if necessary, all water fixtures—faucets, toilets, showers, sinks, mixing valves, outdoor water fixtures.
  • Inspect and clean obstructed kitchen and bathroom lines; replace waste water pipe from sink traps to house traps and lateral line.
  • Inspect and service/clean septic systems on a quarterly basis, or annually, if chemical treatment is needed to promote the health of the systems.
  • Inspect and maintain hot water fixtures (gas and electric hot water tanks, indirect and on-demand boilers).
  • Inspect basements, including sump pumps, electrical breaker boxes (signs of rust, water infiltration or breaker fatigue), general condition of walls, sills and windows for signs of rot or insects, condition of wiring, plumbing (domestic and waste), condition of boilers and oil tanks.
  • Seasonally inspect gas and oil boiler for efficiency troubleshooting, no-heat calls and freeze ups, as well as condition of oil tanks, glycol %, gas lines and meter liquid or sniff test, and boiler and chimney flues at breach.
  • Install copper caps on chimneys.
  • Inspect interior/exterior electrical and coordinate subcontracted electrician.
  • Install and rekey locks, as needed.
  • Assist in development of annual maintenance budget.
  • Maintain two steam boilers at Rough Point.
  • Perform necessary maintenance to Rough Point’s HVAC system according to operations manual.
  • Troubleshoot sewage discharge pumps at Rough Point, reset alarms, clean and reset alarm floats.
  • Participate in other projects as requested by the Executive Director, Director of Preservation or Crew Foreman.


  • Basic plumbing, electrical, and chimney knowledge.
  • Gas and oil boiler/furnace licenses preferred or willingness to attain.
  • Ability to safely handle hazardous materials.
  • Willingness to participate on an on-call rotation.
  • Ability to climb stairs, work from elevated surfaces including ladders, staging, and roofs, and work in tight spaces.
  • Ability to lift or move item(s) up to 80 lbs. and occasionally assist with heavier item(s).
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics.
  • Must possess fundamental ability to track expenditures and operate within a budget.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present information and respond to questions, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment with a strong attention to detail.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication, including when interacting with NRF’s tenants and outside contacts.
  • Must follow all rules and regulations in the NRF Personnel Policy and Safety Program.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Speak and take direction in English.

This position is 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Benefit package included.

To apply, please send résumé or the following information by December 10th to;

Name, contact number and e-mail

Past employment and experience

Desired hourly rate


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