Facilities Engineer

Facilities Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Boston

Website The Greater Boston Food Bank

GBFB Overview:  Through the compassion and commitment of our supporters, staff, partners and volunteers, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) takes a bold, innovative, and multi-pronged approach to achieve our mission to end hunger here. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. We are committed to increasing our food distribution to provide three meals a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities. Our progress toward this goal is documented by town on our interactive map.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Through compassion and action, together we can create a hunger free Eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB Team Members will support the Mission to End Hunger Here. They will live our Team Member Values of Team Member Wellbeing, Teamwork, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Respect, Trust and Our Eastern Massachusetts Community. 


GBFB Core Competencies: GBFB Core Competencies summarize the capabilities that are important across all jobs and that we believe collectively contribute to GBFB’s overall success. We believe they support our mission and our values.  At the same time, the expected behaviors as they relate to Core Competencies may vary according to the specific job duties, requirements, and level within the organization.  Core Competences are usually interpersonal and strategic and are at the heart of how we do our work.


The GBFB Competency Framework focuses on six Core Competencies: 

Contributes to a High Performing Team
Builds a Shared Commitment
Empowers Others
Drives Continual Improvement
Communicates Collaboratively
Displays Authenticity and Transparency


Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

GBFB provides equal employment opportunities to all Team Members and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, handicap, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

No Team Member or applicant will be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following: (1) filing a complaint of employment discrimination; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercising any other right protected by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

 Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Company policy requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and all new hires must be fully vaccinated by the time they start employment.  By checking acknowledging receipt of this job description, you are confirming that you can satisfy this express condition of employment.

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 job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

GBFB is considered an essential response organization in times of disaster.  As such, Team Members are expected to report to GBFB locations as required, after securing the safety of their families, and may be asked to perform duties that are critical (but outside of their regularly assigned duties) in times of disaster.  


Job Title:  Facilities Engineer

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Reports to: Senior Manager of Facilities


Position Summary:  Reporting to the Senior Director of Building and Facilities, the Facilities Manager is responsible for assisting the Senior Director of Building and Facilities with the safety of all GBFB personnel and equipment and for the long-term integrity of our LEED Silver & AIB certified facility and building systems. The Facility Manager will work on the front-line, have hands-on execution, this position is an on-call working position. In concert with the Senior Director of Building and Facilities, the Facilities Manager will have responsibility for tactical development, hands on execution of all routine maintenance programs, budget adherence and maintaining a clean and safe environment with the lowest possible expenditure. 

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Assist with the maintenance of 117,000 sq foot operational warehouse with fleet consisting of 13 GBFB vehicles.
Assist with the implementation of life, health, & safety procedures for all GBFB employees and infrastructure to ensure GBFB is fully compliant with all regulatory authorities.
Assist with training and educating the GBFB community in all appropriate safety procedures through a combination of classroom presentation and / or appropriate activities and drills.
Assist with tracking maintenance needs of technical facility and infrastructure documentation, including engineering drawings and manufacturer / installer manuals and documents.
Assist with maintenance of a complete set of “lay user” documentation and SOPs which define the parameters and responsibilities for operation and documented maintenance of our facility and infrastructure.
Work with Senior Director of Building and Facilities in the execution of contracts for maintenance of our systems.  Including but not limited to HVAC / refrigeration systems, life safety systems and waste stream management.
Conduct routine maintenance, repairs, and PMs – work completed and documented – safely, within budget, and on schedule.  Ensure appropriate spare parts are on-hand or readily available.
Working with other GBFB functions to support special events and programs affecting the facility.
On an ongoing basis, ensure that all work, activities, and programs continue to support and enhance GBFB’s LEED Silver and AIB certification.
On call to oversee maintenance and security for entire building and surrounding parking lots.
Ensure AIB standards are maintained.
Adhering to all safe work practices while working efficiently with minimal direct supervision.


Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities Continued:

Performing maintenance tasks, such as specialized cleaning, equipment greasing, belt replacement, filter replacement, etc.
Coordinate vendors support during absence of the Senior Director of Building and Facilities.   
Completing facility upkeep, painting, and other building repair tasks.
Working with suppliers or contractors as needed and help with coordinating efforts.
Assisting as a Team Member in other functional area of the Warehouse or office as directed by Senior Director of Building and Facilities.
Communicating ideas and issues of concern in a timely manner and making positive suggestions for improvement.
Some evening and weekend work as needed conducting after hours preventive maintenance.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to operate and obtain certification for material handling equipment.
Ability to independently manage multi-tasking.
Strong computer skills, including Building Maintenance Systems (BMS) and Microsoft Office.
Strong project management skills, including written and oral communication.
Driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.  
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Mechanical and electrical knowledge and skills.
Knowledge of card access systems; CCTV surveillance systems; Fire alarm systems.
Conveyor systems skills.
Knowledge of Fire pumps; Generators; Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS).
Knowledge of networking and communication systems and infrastructures.
Excellent time management skills.
Experience in establishing and executing sound business practices is a plus.

Mandatory Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Building Technologies, or equivalent in experience. 
Demonstrates the required digital competencies that result in the effective usage of the full range of digital technologies at GBFB.
Five or more years of facility management experience in a dynamic environment.
Genuine appreciation of GBFB’s mission and the ability to communicate it.
Must have current, valid driver’s license and be able to produce driving record from the Registry of Motor Vehicles and pass Pre-Employment background check and drug test.
Digital competency, including demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Food industry experience a plus.


Physical Demands:

Ability to sit for up to 3 hours at a time.
Ability to work while standing, sitting and/or walking.
Ability the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
Ability to work bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull weight of 30 pounds or more.

Work Environment: 

Warehouse environment – working in ambient, cooler, and freezer zones for extended periods of time. 
Working with hand and powered equipment at heights up to 30′ or more above the floor. 
Onsite management position only  
Office environment with majority of time spent throughout the facility physically inspecting and conducting preventive maintenance inside and out, in all weather conditions.
Working with hand and power tools, on the floor, and in the air on ladders, and with power equipment such as scissor lifts in ambient locations at times.
Lift or carry up to 30lbs.

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