Headquarters Maintenance Manager

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Do you love nature and all of the different landscapes Massachusetts has to offer? Do you want to work with a great group of people from various backgrounds with all kinds of skill sets? Do you like to accomplish tasks while working hands-on to perform a variety of maintenance duties on older and sometimes quirky buildings to solve maintenance issues? Then Mass Audubon Headquarters may just be the place for you! 

We are looking for a full-time Maintenance person to the oversee buildings and grounds for the six Headquarters campus buildings and the four Lincoln apartments and provide maintenance assistance to the Audubon Shop and other field sites as requested. Perform tasks necessary to ensure smooth and safe daily operations.  Deliver excellent customer service and problem solve.  Housing in Lincoln is provided for a reduced fee and required in this position for emergency on-call response to Headquarters.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Maintain buildings:
    1. Scrape, prime, and paint interior and exterior surfaces;
    2. Perform light carpentry duties;
    3. Clean gutters, downspouts, and drains;
    4. Winterize/summarize buildings and systems;
    5. Perform emergency repairs;
    6. Perform minor plumbing, electrical, or mechanical repairs;
    7. Purchase, control, and keep accurate records for building supplies and buildings;
    8. Maintain security and fire safety systems (including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, keys, locks, alarm systems, and emergency lights);
    9. Coordinate work with contractors;
    10. Move/build furniture and rearrange offices;
    11. Pick up and store surplus furniture
    12. Install and remove window air conditioners;
    13. Conduct inspections for building safety and maintenance needs;
    14. Provide preventive maintenance;
    15. Respond to alarm calls and emergencies after hours as needed;
    16. Work on special projects;
    17. Maintain lists of needed maintenance tasks and projects.
  2.   Maintain grounds and property:
    1. Mow, rake, trim lawns and trees, and maintain trails;
    2. Shovel and sand snow and ice;
    3. Maintain outdoor security systems and lighting;
    4.  Work on special projects;
    5. Provide custodial services including: Remove trash from Headquarters and Audubon Shop buildings;
    6. Remove and transport recycling material to Lincoln transfer station;
    7. Unload delivery trucks.
  3. Maintain Lincoln staff vehicles:
    1. Schedule inspections, oil changes, and lubrication;
    2. Check tire wear, brakes, lights, exhaust system, etc.;
    3. Assist with scheduling cars in Outlook.
  4. Provide maintenance assistance at the Audubon Shop at Drumlin Farm:
    1. Paint, move materials, perform emergency repairs, help with, and other maintenance duties;
    2. Construct shelving or displays;
    3. Work on special projects.
  5. Identify any hazards that affect the safety and well-being of the staff and public and resolve the issue or notify the Manager of Administrative Operations.
  6. Implement energy and water conservation practices and equipment.
  7. Perform additional or related duties, as requested, including providing back-up to   Mailroom staff and Drumlin Farm maintenance staff in emergencies or when such staff are unavailable or need additional help.
  8. May supervise or direct the work of temporary and seasonal maintenance staff.
  9. Keep tools and equipment organized and neat and equipment in working order by tuning, cleaning, sharpening, changing fluids, and scheduling needed service.
  10. Make recommendations, as appropriate, related to purchasing equipment and supplies.
  11. Assume other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma and at least three years of equivalent related experience.
  • Basic maintenance skills, including a knowledge of the safe operation, maintenance, and storage of power tools, equipment, mowers, and the ability to perform carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and vehicle maintenance.
  • Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Ability to carry out routine building maintenance and site security.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, volunteers, and community representatives and to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Requires successful completion of a driver record check. 

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $22.50-24.00/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

Full time schedule of 40 hours, Monday through Friday.

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Nikki McKoon, Manager of Administrative Operations
Job# 3818