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Making Opportunity Count Inc Facilities Assistant in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

In an ever-changing world, we need a system that responds to our community needs. Making Opportunity Count works to bring awareness to those who have the most power to make meaningful change. Only together can we make a difference. We recognize the importance of embracing partnerships & bringing the community together to work toward bringing economic stability to all. We don't just treat the symptoms of poverty. We target the cause and work with our clients to build strategies that will lead to better tomorrows for their entire family.

Position Overview: The Facilities Assistant is ultimately responsible for assisting in the overall maintenance of facilities throughout MOC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Director of Facilities daily for instruction and scheduling.

  • Perform duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Electrical repairs to appliances, circuits and fixtures

  • Plumbing repairs to water and sewage systems, including plumbing fixtures and cleaning of stoppages

  • Carpentry repairs to structural and framing and finish work

  • Replacement of flooring, glass, screens

  • Repair broken locks or doors, dry walling

  • Painting, both interior and exterior

  • Light repair of roofing, concrete and masonry

  • Garden/yard upkeep such as mowing lawns, collecting trash, etc.

  • Replace light bulbs, HVAC filters, batteries, etc.

  • Checks control panels and system functions to help identify issues.

  • Check functionality of safety systems (e.g. fire alarms, CO detectors, emergency lighting).

  • Inspects and troubleshoots equipment and systems such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc. with the help of a professional in the field as necessary.

  • Collaborates with workers and other professionals during repairs, installs and other projects as necessary

  • Uses and maintains small engines of machinery.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have acceptable MA Driver’s record.

  • Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.

  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, mounting, installations, and repair of common building systems and structures.

  • Experience and able to use hand tools, electrical tools, and yard machinery (e.g. lawnmower, snow blower, leaf blower, string trimmer, etc.).

  • Ability to read technical manuals and drawings.

  • Ability to climb and work from a ladder, while practicing proper safety.

  • Display strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be dependable, organized and self-motivated.

  • Must be able to bend, twist, stoop, lift items and/or equipment, either on own or with the assistance of other lifting/moving equipment.

  • Reliable transportation.

Making Opportunity Count is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.