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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Athletic Maintenance 
2nd Shift Split, 3pm-1130pm, Tuesday-Saturday (Sunday & Monday Off)

Eligible for Overtime Pay


An experienced, energetic athletic maintenance staff member will report to the manager of
athletic facilities, he or she will need to provide Boston College, Boston College Athletics and the public with clean and safe athletic facilities and playing surfaces. 

At least 5 years working experience operating an ice resurfacing machine.  This includes experience
operating the Zamboni 552 in game situations with two ice resurfacing machines operating simultaneously. Must possess working knowledge of daily maintenance of ice resurfacers and have ability to complete tasks quickly and safely.

Applicant must show strong skills; in reading diagrams as well as written and verbal communication. Must have proven ability to work and communicate well with other Athletic Maintenance staff and other
University members such as;  Athletic Department, BC Facilities Service staff, students, athletes, coaches and contracted vendors. Must be able to work on their own and others on projects and tasks with sensitive timelines. Must be able to work in extreme cold and hot weather.

 Demonstrated knowledge of operation of ice field refrigeration equipment including monitoring, troubleshooting and related safety procedures. 

Duties include but are not limited to: maintaining highly natural grass surfaces, synthetic playing surfaces, stadium maintenance, maintenance of surrounding landscapes, walks, parking lots and planting beds. Maintenance of outdoor and indoor recreational areas, tennis and basketball courts, arena maintenance including rink, basketball floor and various function setup and breakdown. The Athletic Maintenance Department supports many University events including, but not limited to: commencement, Masses, tailgating events, alumni weekend, concerts/live performances and other functions.  

Daily tasks include but are not limited to: trashing, blowing, mowing, string trimming, field painting,  sweeping, raking, shoveling, tamping, carrying 50lbs bags or other material over long distances, measuring, cleaning, pushing spreaders for long duration of time, climbing ladders, light mechanics, performing tasks on ice and slippery surfaces and general maintenance work as well as mentioned arena tasks or any other work assigned to by manager. Safely operate golf carts, Toolcats, skid steers, mowers, blowers, utility vehicles, forklifts, infield groomers, spreaders and other equipment. 

*Experience in NCAA basketball game operations including installing the portable floor, assembly or disassembly of dasher boards hardwood floormaintenance, game set up and clean up.

*Experience in operation of various groundskeeping equipment.

 *Strong mechanical skills and troubleshooting skills are highly preferred. 


*Minimum 5 years of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Ice Resurfacer, specifically a
Zamboni 552, and all ice rink related equipment. Knowledge of rink systems and maintenance of those systems.

*Massachusetts Hoisting Operators license (within 6 months of hire) and demonstrated ability to operate
forklift and various snow removal equipment.

*Valid drivers license.

* Experience required in ice making, blade changing,  ice painting, edging, ice leveling and dasher
board maintenance and cleaning. Working knowledge of refrigeration systems. Ice rink maintenance and operations with NCAA or professional level arena experience preferred.

Please post before 12:00 noon April 18th, 2018 . Employees who would like to be considered for this 
position should apply at the Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street Room 110, before 5:00pm on April 26th.  

_____CL________     ____April 18_______ 
Signature                  Date 

__JB___________     ___April 18________
HR                             Date

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at