James Riggs

  • Framingham US-MA
James Riggs


Mar 2000 - Present


Federal Emergency Management Agency
2002 - Present

Certified Technician 1 and 2

VGI Training

Principles of refrigeration, servicing commercial equipment, principles of electricity - motors, trouble shooting systems and devices.

2008 - Present

Certified Pool / Spa Operator

National Swimming pool foundation

Reg # 01-231531 Pool and spa chemicals and balancing, Safety, pumps and motors, repairs and filters.

2000 - Present


Keef Tech School



Microsoft programs

Most tools dealing with the maintenance fields. Most hand tools, floor buffers, vacs, drills, drain cleaners,   Programs used - Word, Excel, One note, Power Point, Explorer, Office Microsoft Works - Datebase, Spreadsheet, Portfolio,   Mozilla, Firefox.


A dynamic, experienced and skilled maintenance technician with a broad knowledge in the repair and maintenance of equipment and machines and building repairs. Proficient in identifying and solving problems and safety measures. Possess excellent communication and multitasking skills. A solid understanding of finance, and the ability to lead and work with a team, With a Strong knowledge in practices and principles of employee supervision, including work assignment, planning, and review and training staff in work and safety procedures. Dedicated, loyal, customer oriented person and highly motivated to succeed. Wide knowledge of techniques, procedures, policies, materials, equipment and supplies related to operation, construction, repair and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure found in municipal setting. With An Uncommon time management and organizational skills and attention to detail.


Reading, Fishing, Native American Pow Wows,

Self studys in The Human Body, Mind Herbs and Health.

By The Teaching Company

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Jan 2011


Meadows Apartments

Maintenance Technician of 176 apartments

·Ensuring and developing preventive and safety measures  in the department

·Repair of Resident request for apartmentrepairs (work Orders)

·installing and updating motors, stoves, washers/dryers, dishwashers,

·installing new light fixtures and ballast, receptacle and switches

·HVAC trouble shoot systems, charging, starting capacitor, relays, repairs

·Boilers, thermocouples, burners, Temperature and Psi gauges, troubleshooting systems

·Pc system - Work Order repairs, Drywall and painting, doors and locks

·Apartment make ready’s for new residents

Jun 2008 - Oct 2010

Mainteance Manager

Hyatt Hotels

Maintenance Supervisor of 245 guest rooms

·Managed and supervised maintenance staff regarding maintenance of hotel rooms and building, Monitored technician work and projects, determined schedules and daily workloads and projects.

·Lead classes in safety issues to all staff and logged results (record keeping)

·Pool and Spa start up and maintained as per State and Town specs.

·Responsible for upkeep of the shop and ordering parts needed for repairs

·Made hiring and termination recommendations by evaluating staff.

·Interpreted, developed and implemented policies and procedures.

·Inspected and coordinated the work done by contractors.

·Responsible for the maintenance of building and grounds, boilers, Ac, Kitchen equipment, Repairs of Plumbing copper and PVC, HVAC, Electrical, Carpentry, drywall, wallpaper, wood furniture.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008

Maintenance manager / Safety Manager

Kathleen Daniel Nursing

Maintenance Supervisor/Safety Officer: of 150 bed/85 room nursing home

·Prepared reports and cost and submitted to corporate of yearly building projects

·Repaired and modified existing equipment, Nurse Call systems, wander guards, door alarms and locks.

·Training of staff in fire and safety issues, Monthly fire drills, how to lift and others issues.

·Gave technical support to all departments, repaired medical equipment.

·Maintained OSHA, Jaco, State and Federal logs and files up to date for their inspections

·Installed safety equipment, eye wash stations, fire extinguishers, PPE equipment.

·Monitoring and taking part in operations in assigned sections including developing, inspecting projects, implementing modifications and recommending specifications, improvements and scheduling for contracts, inspecting contractor's work and negotiating prices.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Maintenance manager / Housekeeping Manager

Sunrise Senior Living

Maintenance Coordinator / Housekeeping Coordinator /Training Coordinator of 70 apartments of Assisted living, Hospice and Alzheimer’s Housing

·Managed both maintenance and housekeeping departments and ordering supplies for both departments

·Created policies and procedures in fire and safety and training of all staff, Ensure that all staff members were trained in standard operating procedures.

·Maintained and updated the buildings Pc door locking system.

·Maintained and repaired closed loop cooling tower system and heating systems

·Oversaw all building lighting backup systems and emergency systems

·Responsible for periodic evaluations of subordinates and suggested and implemented disciplines as necessary, Helped in the staff selection process.

·Coordinated activities with other responders,

·Responded to emergencies as requested.

·Synchronized the section activities with other sections, departments, programs including scheduling and resolving problems.

Jan 1989 - Jan 2002

Field Forman

Sera Communications

Field Forman / Test and Repair

·Installation of Satellites, Phone and data lines and systems, Cable TV

·Forman of a 25 man crew of underground 100 to 300 pair of lines installed

·Distributedand oversaw workloads, pay roll, time sheets, set and maintain productivity and quality standards, hire trained and evaluate a cross functional team of employees




Federal Emergency Management Agency

Electric Code and Theory

Keef Tech School
2002 - Present




National Swimming Pool Foundation



Glenn Sprangers

Mr Sprangers is one of the vinders I use to this day in the HVAc fields and knows me as JR

Antoine Guiramo

Known for two years

Mr Guiramo was a member that worked under me at the Hyatt Hotel

Doug Whit

Knowen for over 9 years

Worked for Mr White as a helper while going to school in the electric fields

Vic Colombo

Knowen for 5 years