About the Opportunity
Under the direction of the Sr. Director of Athletic Facilities & Central Events Services and Ass't Director of Athletic Facilities Operations & Services , the candidate will perform a wide variety of duties in the daily operations of the University owned rented or leased Athletic Facilities. Individuals may be called to other NU facilities as needed for assistance in set-up and/or maintenance. These facilities include Matthews Arena, Henderson Boathouse, Parsons Athletic Field, Dedham Athletic Field, Marino Center, Cabot Athletic Center, Barletta Natatorium, and Carter Playground.
Must have knowledge of operational and setup requirements for athletic events and concerts including crowd management and general safety and security considerations. Individual should be mechanically inclined and have good working knowledge of tools and repair equipment. Required to have general knowledge of compressors for making ice and building HVAC, knowledge of rigging for the purpose of flying concert sound and lights. Previous experience working at an ice arena including the ability to drive a Zamboni is a requirement of the job. Must be able to operate and set up various sound systems and scoreboards. General knowledge of NCAA rules and field layout specifications is required. Must have or willing to obtain a forklift certification. Should have knowledge or experience on operating light to medium construction equipment, forklifts, lawn mowers, snow blowers, and utility vehicles. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Individuals must have the ability to effectively interact with people at a variety of levels within and outside the University. Candidates must be able to work overtime during the week and weekends as required, including non-traditional University workdays and holidays, and be able to respond to emergency situations on a twenty-four-(24) hour basis. Must have knowledge of OSHA and MSDS standards. Must have knowledge of ammonia systems and be willing to complete an ammonia safety training course.
The workweek may change seasonally or by business need, so schedule flexibility is required. This is a non-union position; Non-Exempt status 40 Hour work week; Shift dependent on seniority. Position works closely with part-time & Work Study supplemental staff. This position requires a criminal background check. This position is a part of the Essential Personnel requirement of the Facilities Division.
Current open schedule: Tuesday through Saturday 1PM - 9:30PM
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
1) Preparation and maintenance of grounds and equipment at University Athletic facilities. This includes but is not limited to general maintenance and cleaning as well as other duties as determined by the Director.
The proper maintenance of artificial turf and/or other Athletic surfaces for specific sport activities is a primary focus and responsibility.
2) Individuals will perform game set-ups for all events including outside rentals. Incumbents must be able to prepare and maintain all moveable equipment for use by coaches, athletes, and the public according to recommended industry standards.
3) Lay out and lining of all athletic surfaces
Assist with the installation and painting of the ice surface, ice maintenance, and the repair of dasher boards and glass as needed.
Individuals will be proficient at driving the Zamboni, repairing ice deficiencies, and edging and shaving the ice surface.
Individuals will be responsible for monitoring and logging specified temperature requirements of the ice compressor and reporting problems and issues as they arise.
Installation and removal of basketball floor.
4) Other primary responsibilities:
Monitor contractors in university buildings.
Erect portable staging
Repair to building and equipment
Set, clean, stock, and maintain Varsity Club Room
Locker room & office cleaning maintenance & repair.
Mechanical Specialists or candidates with mechanical inclination are encouraged to apply.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity .
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