Maintenance Technician


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Austen Riggs Center
PO Box 962
25 Main Street


Company Description:
Located in beautiful Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Austen Riggs Center is a vital therapeutic community, open psychiatric hospital, and institute for education and research. Our mission is to promote resilience and self-direction in those with complex psychiatric problems—to help people take charge of their lives. Our work is grounded in the conviction that an individual's problems are inherently meaningful, that such problems are best understood in a social context, and that treatment leads to a more fulfilling life when the sources of suffering are addressed.

Maintenance Technician
Full Time
High School or Equivalent

Full-time (40 hours/week) 

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

on-call hours required on a rotational schedule

The Maintenance Technician provides responsive building and grounds maintenance adhering to hospital-safety and regulatory standards. The Maintenance Technician works independently and efficiently ensuring smooth day-to-day operations for the Center; repairing any problems when they are discovered and before they have a chance to worsen or fail, reporting to the Facilities Lead Maintenance Technician and/or the Facilities Director. The Maintenance Technician will have direct contact with patients, staff and visitors and should possess exceptional customer service qualities and extensive technical knowledge. Our ideal candidate is a multi-talented effective communicator with an in-depth knowledge of maintenance procedures equipped with strong problem-solving abilities.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Maintenance Technician’s duties include but not limited to:

  • Conducting quality assessments, scheduling repairs, maintaining inventory, and recommending preventative maintenance solutions.
  • Inspecting buildings, equipment, and systems to identify any safety issues and coordinating repairs with patients and staff.
  • Performing routine maintenance around the building, such as fixing structural damage, performing window, door, or wall repairs.
  • Performing general maintenance tasks which include snow removal, painting, and office moves.
  • Providing oversight for the maintenance of mechanical equipment, appliances, plumbing, heating units, air-conditioning, locks, wood works, phones, and other communications systems.


  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years general maintenance experience working in construction or structured maintenance setting required.
  • Proficiency in technical disciplines including plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC systems, painting, and phone systems.
  • Computer literacy and ability to work and understand BMS systems and maintenance management software.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively manage situations with staff and/or patients, maintaining boundaries and patients' rights at all times.
  • Current driver’s license with good driving record. 
  • Hoisting and skid steer license required (ARC willing to provide).


  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental and Vision (available on day 1)
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Flexible spending account and Health Reimbursement Account
  • Generous Paid time off (PTO), sick time (EIB) and twelve paid holidays
  • Parental leave (9 weeks)
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Professional development stipend
  • Onsite Library
  • Free meals during working shifts
  • Retirement plan (403(b)) with generous employer contribution

Austen Riggs Center is committed to equal opportunity, a diverse workforce, and an inclusive environment. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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