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Boston University ROOFER, Facilities Management & Planning, Maintenance Services in BOSTON, Massachusetts


  • Apply new and repair existing built-up roofs and single-ply roofing systems

  • Install protective roof coverings

  • Cover roofs and exterior walls with roofing and waterproofing materials such as sheet metal, composition shingles or sheets, wood shingles, asphalt and gravel, and/or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers, and other tools

  • Cut roofing material to size using a knife. Fasten composition shingles or sheets to roof with asphalt, cement or nails. Punch holes in slate, tile, terra cotta, or wooden shingles using punch and hammer. Cut strips of flashing and fit into the angles formed by walls, vents and intersecting roof surfaces

  • Install sheet metal (prefabricated) such as wall capping and counter flashing.

  • Perform preventative roof maintenance by painting, sheathing, cleaning, scraping, and caulking

  • Perform minor carpentry repairs to roof decks and structures

  • Investigate causes of leaks and sources of water infiltration. Inspect problem roofs to determine the best procedure for repair. Create and execute repairs on built-up roofs, single-ply roof systems, and associated flashings

  • Repair masonry brickwork, parapet walls, gutter lines, chimneys, and window caulking

  • Clean debris and snow from roofs, gutters, and downspouts. Clean and maintain equipment and storage spaces

  • Secure area to ensure safety while work is in-progress and through completion. Follow safe work practices

  • Remove snow, water, or debris from roofs as directed and prior to applying roofing materials

  • Erects ladders and scaffolding to provide safe access to roof and work areas or assists in erecting hoist on firewall of buildings to raise materials

  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Required Skills


  • 5-7 years current Commercial Roofing experience

  • Osha-10 certified

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

  • Demonstrated mathematical ability

  • Ability to read, write and understand English

  • Ability to comprehend, construct, and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and shop drawings for the task being done

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb and work from ladders and aerial lifts with no height limitations

  • Valid MA driver’s license and the use of an automobile


  • Completion of an Apprenticeship Program

  • Certified Manufacturer Roofing System Installer

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience