Position Overview & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the VP, Campus Planning & Facilities, or their designee, the Building Maintenance worker will perform journeyman levels of various building trades, and other duties as assigned. This position is scheduled for weekday and weekend nights Sunday through Thursday 3:30 pm – 12:00 am.

  • Performs minor plumbing, electrical and mechanical repairs to campus buildings, fixtures, and their contents.

  • Responds to emergency and routine calls initiated through supervisor’s requests, and for daytime and weekends responds to Merrimack College Police Department and performs required work requests.

  • Assists personnel of the department in snow and ice removal, grounds maintenance, equipment deliveries, and setups.

  • Monitor and reset components of alarm, heat, light, and power utilities to assure proper and reliable operators.

  • Maintains appearance and operational hardware of buildings in a satisfactory manner through constant litter removal, graffiti removal and adjustments, and janitorial duties as needed.

  • Initiates work orders for or bring to the attention of supervisor work that requires attention for which there was not ample time to correct or which requires the service of the trade service group.

  • All other duties as required.


  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • General knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, and locksmith trade.

  • Ability to read blueprints and maintain accurate logbooks as required.

  • Knowledge of power tools.

  • Five years related to building maintenance.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Valid hoisting license, or willing to obtain.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 6/24/22

Position Code: 773