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Facilities Worker/HVAC Specialist

Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services and more, for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

Our Facilities team has a full-time opportunity available for a Facilities Worker/HVAC Specialist.  The primary responsibility of this position is the servicing and repairing of our HVAC systems.  General maintenance and repairs, as well as grounds maintenance and snow removal when needed, is also required. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm; staggered hours may be necessary for job completion.  Participation in the weekend on-call rotation is an expectation.


Key requirements and qualities to be successful in this role include:

  • Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or GED Certificate
  • Reliability, exceptional work ethic and personal integrity is a must
  • 10+ years of facilities and grounds maintenance experience
  • 5+ years HVAC systems and controls operation and maintenance experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Boiler/HVAC design, installation, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair
  • Thorough knowledge of computerized HVAC Control systems
  • Proficient in the use of power and hand tools
  • Knowledge of commercial electrical wiring, plumbing, heating, carpentry, and vehicle maintenance  
  • Knowledge of safety procedures in all phases of maintenance work 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid New Hampshire Driver’s license
  • Certified NH HVAC Technician
  • NH Plumbing and Gas Fitter license preferred
  • NH Small Public Water Systems Operator Certification and Class III Asbestos Certification are desirable
  • Train and assist other Facilities Workers on the proper operation, maintenance and repair techniques for plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Maintenance and repair of furnaces, DDC, low voltage controls, and boilers/HVAC units
  • General knowledge in the maintenance and repair of plumbing, electrical, roofing, painting and furniture
  • Completes general office moves and/or renovations to include but not limited to furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.              
  • Maintains and repairs kitchen equipment and residential appliances including washers, dryers and stoves
  • General knowledge in the maintenance and repair of vehicles to insure their safe operating condition
  • Assists with grounds maintenance to include, lawn mowing with power tools, weeding, loaming, raking, seeding, planting, tree and bush trimming and watering of plants and flowers when needed
  • Snow removal; to include use and general maintenance of 4-wheel drive vehicles, snow blower; and hand shoveling
  • Performs other duties as assigned
How to Apply:

Our campus is located on over 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond.

Spaulding proudly supports staff wellness by offering a very generous benefits package, free meals and coffee in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center available to staff 24/7, several employee appreciation events through the year, and beautiful walking trails throughout our spectacular campus. To apply for the Facilities Worker/HVAC Technician position, please submit a resume or complete an application, and provide e-mail addresses for three references, to

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we support our exceptional students and their families toward a successful future.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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Date Added: January 6, 2022

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