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Facility Maintenance Technician

For Burton


The primary duties of the Burton Facility Technician are to provide general maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, equipment, and grounds at various Vermont based facilities/sites (primarily in Burlington). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Exercises discretion in identifying projects requiring the services of a higher skilled crafts person; assists in obtaining quotes and arranging for services of outside vendors as needed.
  • Performs basic rough and finished carpentry work in construction and repair of structures such as partitions, walls, doors, fences, window frames, office furniture, roofs, etc.
  • Removes broken glass, putty or plastic; replaces windows and door hardware; replaces or arranges for replacement of glass for windows, doors, and light fixtures.
  • Performs minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment.
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures.
  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.
  • Assists with the renovation/remodeling of buildings; repairs plaster and drywall; paints building structures.
  • Ensure that the company facilities are able to comply with federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and codes that pertain to building industry.
  • Sets up and breaks down cubicle partitions
  • Annotates and updates work logs for specific site requirements
  • Coordinates and oversee construction projects on-site.
  • Coordinate annual alarm testing, fire extinguisher inspections (fire, it suppression system)
  • Perform annual roof inspections.
  • Keep all keys to buildings and have new ones made when needed.
  • Maintain security software; keep database current (add new users/employees when needed, make holiday schedule. changes; work w/ HR to input new employees into system.)
  • Must have basic working knowledge of HVAC and thermostat systems (e.g. reprogram thermostats for daylight savings; adjust constantly for employee satisfaction).
  • Change clocks; readjust lighting timers.
  • Order and replace bulbs, ballasts (maintain inventory of bulbs and ballasts); ensure all emergency lighting is working.
  • Order kitchen supplies; pick up fruit daily; maintain espresso machine; oversee medical kits are stocked.
  • Maintain wood inventory; stack wood as needed.
  • Working knowledge of alarm systems.
  • Coordinate movers for offsite projects; order trailers on as needed basis.
  • Open building daily.
  • Coordinate vendors for annual summer retail sale.
  • Oversee cleaning crew.
  • Oversee landscaping/plow crew

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES May exercise some supervision over other in house maintenance workers and outside services, grounds, custodial services.



Education, Training, and Experience 6+ years of Facilities experience and any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described including related work experience in one or more of the building trades.

Working Knowledge of: Methods used in maintenance including basic knowledge of the following trades: carpentry, plumbing, glass replacement, painting, masonry, grounds keeping, appliance repair, and electrical wiring; standard practices and tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities; safety practices and procedures related to the building trades; basic math to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

Skill and Ability to: Effectively use a variety of hand and power tools; operate a forklift; read blueprints; review and identify projects needed to be serviced by outside contractors; follow oral and/or written instructions; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; maintain work logs; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work assignments.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

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Apr 25, 2019
Burlington, VT