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DENS Facilities Maintenance Technician (2nd Shift) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Working under supervision, this is an intermediate level position assigned to different operations and service departments. Performs routine maintenance work and assists other Maintenance Technicians in performing corrective work orders, preventative maintenance and manual tasks such as moving equipment, offices and materials.  This will be accomplished by performing on-site routine maintenance and assisting with duties including but not limited to the Essential and Intermediate Functions listed below. 

Intermediate Level Functions: 

  • Patch paint as required 

  • Basic knowledge and ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and plumbing issues 

  • Basic carpentry skills  

  • Hot/cold calls and maintenance 

  • Building automation systems 

  • Supports and assists clients and tenants, with building communications and work coordination 

  • Ability to work unsupervised 

  • Computer skills needed are: completing excel spreadsheets and work order systems*, report writing, correspondence with clients, and responding via email and text 

  • Creating work orders as needed

Essential Functions:

  • Complies with all applicable codes, regulations and corporate policies/procedures related to building operations and work safety 

  • Performs and/or assists with corrective work orders and preventative maintenance work orders as directed 

  • Conducts daily rounds and documents meter readings as assigned 

  • Assists in moving offices 

  • Performs property-tending duties such as trash pick-up, bathroom clean-up/stocking, snow removal and sweeping/mopping 

  • Performs wall repair and painting 

  • Cleans areas around buildings (laboratory space, property grounds, halls, loading docks, garages, etc.)

  • Have strong communication skills via text, email, telephone, and face to face. Respond to daily Client/Tenant requests and internal company requests in a timely, professional manner 

  • Prepare/receive packages and deliveries for Shipping/Receiving  

  • Basic abilities in carpentry and installation: mounting a shelf, installing a picture or whiteboards, and simple repairs 

  • Replaces ceiling tiles and light bulbs 

  • Maintain basic paperwork according to client/tenant needs  

  • Basic knowledge of building & lab management systems 

  • Alarm monitoring and management 

  • Monitoring automations systems 

  • Escort vendors and contractors  

  • Other duties as assigned 

On-Call Status:

  • Schedule subject to change, remaining flexible within reasonable notice 

  • 24/7 Response if applicable  

Pre-Hire Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma 

  • If hired directly into this level position, applicant must have two or more years of experience working in the following settings: laboratory, mechanical, wastewater, facilities maintenance or construction. 

  • Ability to follow orders given orally and in writing  

  • Ability to complete tasks and paperwork with basic supervision  

  • Computer skills (i.e., excel, word, outlook)

Physical Qualifications:

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to use hand tools and paint 

  • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to perform repairs, use ladder, and perform various types of manual labor 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally 

  • Vision (with correction) sufficient for reading, performing repairs and painting 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time non-exempt position.  Days and hours of work vary according to the business demands. 


The nature of our business has worksites in a number of locations in the Greater Boston area. We expect our employees to remain flexible, and travel between sites may be necessary as the business demands. 

Work Authorization: 

All employees must be already authorized to work in the USA 

AAP/EEO Statement: 

DENS Facility Services Inc is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

Other Duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this role.  Responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

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