Maintenance Technician

Rivier University seeks a full-time, non-exempt Maintenance Technician to perform a wide range of skilled building maintenance, repair and construction work on University buildings and grounds, with a primary area of focus or expertise, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning system maintenance.


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for a wide range of maintenance, repair, and construction on-campus facilities including:  Rough and finish carpentry, general plumbing repairs and installation, HVAC troubleshooting, plastering, and drywall repair, surface preparation, painting & staining, replacing lightbulbs, etc.  The candidate is responsible for reporting on issues needing vendor work, coordinate schedule and scope of work with Maintenance Supervisor.  The candidate will need to know how to utilize computerized maintenance management systems, to enter in work orders, track progress, communicate with customers, and closeout orders once completed.  The Maintenance Technician must assist as needed with other maintenance and grounds work including snow removal, event setups, and employee/furniture moves.


The candidate must possess a high school education, plus three to five years of relevant technical training/experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. The candidate must have a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to the building trades, including rough and finish carpentry, plumbing/HVAC, electrical, painting and drywall, heavy equipment operation, and the like.  The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license; including an acceptable driving record to operate university vehicles.  Physical ability to perform all primary job duties including heavy lifting and snow removal.  The candidate must have the ability to work evenings, weekends and on an on-call basis.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three (3) professional references to References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

 About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.