Maintenance Technician (evening shift - 3:30 PM to 12 AM)

Job description

The Company:

Wash Cycle Laundry is a triple-bottom line company and commercial laundry service focusing on serving hotels and other hospitality businesses.  We are committed to sustainability and creating “second chance” employment opportunities for employees who are returning to work after facing significant challenges like incarceration or homelessness.  We operate laundry facilities in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC and are rapidly expanding our footprint in each market.

The Role:

As a Maintenance Technician, you’ll be responsible for keeping our equipment in good operating condition, both by performing preventive maintenance and cleaning and by making repairs.  You’ll work primarily in Chelsea, MA, but occasionally may be asked to travel to one of our facilities in another market, like Philadelphia or Washington DC. Total travel time is estimated at ~5%. 

You’re a hands-on person who both enjoys solving puzzles and thinking about systems.  Your days will be varied -- some days, you’ll be figuring out why a belt keeps on “walking” over a sensor, while other days you might be testing voltage on a circuit or clearing a jam from a folding machine.  You’ll be working with our front line staff to understand the issues each machine has and what we can do to solve them.

You’ll have worked with industrial equipment before that includes electric, gas, plumbing and pneumatic systems. You can test a circuit, read error messages, and know your way around an equipment manual. You know the difference between an I/O board and a PLC. You’ll know how to diagnose whether a problem comes from a mechanical failure, a blocked sensor, or a problem with the programming, and what to do next after you’ve figured that out.

You’ll be our “first responder” to major equipment issues, and occasionally provide emergency service outside of normal business hours.  You’ll report to our Chief Engineer, an industry veteran who can provide significant guidance and mentorship.

You’ll ensure that our facilities are safe for everybody who enter them. Working with our production managers, you’ll ensure all employees know the do’s and don’ts of working around our equipment and supplies. 


  • Performing preventive maintenance tasks

  • Performing minor repairs per instructions from the Chief Engineer.

  • Maintaining a safe work environment.

  • Performing emergency service, occasionally outside of business hours.



  • Availability to work during our second shift, from 3:30 PM to 12 AM

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems

  • Prior experience with industrial equipment; commercial laundry equipment a plus.

  • Physical ability and know-how to safely perform maintenance tasks described in our equipment operating manuals, including lifting, bending, crawling, climbing, pushing, pulling, twisting, etc.

  • Familiarity with OSHA rules concerning maintenance.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social impact (such as volunteer work,  prior work history, etc.) a plus

  • Spanish language ability a plus

Compensation: $17-19/hour based on experience.