Advocates

  • Facilities Field Technician

    Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
    Minimum Education Required
    High School Diploma/GED
    Job ID
    2019-5190
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
    40
  • Overview

    The Facilities Field Staff is responsible for assisting and performing repairs and improvements to the agency-owned real estate.

    Advocates offers an array of physical and behavioral supports to individuals and families through residential services and outreach.  We value the power of a solid foundation, and are committed to ensuring that our programs are as safe, welcoming, and comfortable as possible.

     

    We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and reliable Property Maintenance Technician to support new builds, repairs and renovation projects within our various group home and clinically-based sites in Central MA.  This opportunity will provide you with best practices and skills development through hands-on direction and training from successful field professionals, while allowing you to exercising your interpersonal, judgement, and problem-solving strengths.

     

    Perks of Employment:

    • Vehicle supplied by company
    • Consistent schedule with flex options
    • Voluntary on-call opportunities and optional overtime
    • Diverse responsibilities
    • Tools toward independence provided
    • Excellent opportunities for growth and development

    Minimum Education Required

    High School Diploma/GED

    Responsibilities

    • Perform repairs and maintenance duties for all the agency sites as assigned.
    • Perform walk-thru and repairs, as well as attend various inspections as needed for
      the agency’s sites.
    • Maintain company assigned vehicle and ensure routine maintenance is scheduled as needed.
    • Follow all work order procedures including accessing work orders through database and updating work orders upon completion.
    • Responsible for purchasing necessary supplies and materials for repairs as needed.
    • Responsible for maintaining proper upkeep of company tools and equipment.
    • Attends and actively participates in supervision and team meetings.
    • Ensure that clients are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates’ Human Rights policy.
    • Adhere to all principles related to the Advocates Way
    • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED required and minimum of 1 year experience in maintenance and general repairs
    • Must possess ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations
    • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    • Must be able to perform with minimal supervision
    • Must possess ability to use office equipment such as scanner, digital camera, copier, printer, fax and phone systems.
    • Must have strong computer skills
    • Must possess ability to read a map and be willing to travel.
    • Must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must possess ability to work independently or as part of team.
    • Must possess ability to read and speak English and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it if needed. 

    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

     

    Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

    Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

     

    Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

    Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

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