Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1575546
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Athletic Facilities Support Specialist

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
The Athletic Facilities Operations/Technical and Mechanical Support Specialist reports to the director of athletic facilities with responsibilities that include maintenance, repair over sight of all athletic facility mechanical equipment including ice plant, Arena dehumidification, air structure mechanicals, power equipment, and field equipment. The individual will be responsible for all maintenance logs, including the scheduling of preventative maintenance by outside contractors. The Individual will have hands on knowledge and experience with HVAC equipment, rigging, Zamboni repair, diesel & gas engines. This is a non- exempt, full time 40 Hr. per week position, full benefits eligible, with an opportunity for additional hours based on the business need. Mandatory overtime will be required during certain times of the year and determined by the director. This position is exempt of holidays and University closure and may require the individual to work during those times at premium. If required to work, individual will be compensated with holiday pay and alternative time off.


Specific job function examples
  • Work with AF Supervisor on ice installation, maintenance, and operation
  • Coordinate prioritization and distribution of work orders
  • Liaison with University trades on mechanical/carpentry/ and plumbing
  • Coordinate preventative maintenance with all outside contractors
  • Oversee the air structure installation and takedown
  • Evaluate and distribute work orders
  • Work with Athletic Facilities supervisor on crossover events
  • Develop an inventory control system for small tools
  • Coordinate and perform Maintenance on equipment such as snow blowers, lawn
    equipment, ice edger's, golf carts, grooming equipment
  • Respond to various alarms and equipment failures and take appropriate actions
  • Coordinate snow removal around the temporary air structure
  • Oversee the seasonal commissioning and de-commissioning of all off campus facilities
  • Work with the operation liaison for athletics, club sports, and recreation on
    maintenance requests.
  • Meet with plumbing shop and coordinate swimming pool maintenance
  • Audit all maintenance logs and make sure they are up to date and current
  • Work with EH&S to ensure EPA, OSHA, BFD and other code compliance

    • 5+ years of hands on experience of general operations in ice arenas, or mechanical maintenance in facility that has large HVAC and industrial equipment
    • Previous experience working in a University setting
    • Ability to oversee ice installation and decommissioning of ice slab
    • Knowledge of OSHA regulations in the work place
    • Extensive knowledge of rigging and concert setups
    • Certifications or willingness to get forklift, CPO, 3A, 2B/3C licenses
    • Experience driving Zamboni and/or heavy equipment
    • 5+ years of operating an ice plant and performing routine maintenance
    • Computer knowledge in spreadsheets, word, work order systems
    • Ability to work with scheduling software
    • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulation
    • Willingness to be cross trained in areas such as turf, court, pool, maintenance and other areas requiring licenses and certifications.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree preferred or related experience

    Salary Grade:

    Additional Information:

  • This is a non-union position
  • Non-Exempt status, 40 Hour work week
  • Position works closely with part-time & Work Study supplemental staff
  • This position requires a CORI & criminal background check.
  • This position involves weekends and non-traditional hours.
  • Mandatory overtime is a requirement at certain times of the year
  • This position is a part of the Essential Personnel requirement of the facility division.

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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