Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Heat and Vent (HVAC) Mechanics
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The MIT Department of Facilities’ Repair and Maintenance group has openings for two HVAC mechanics to repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for MIT buildings and equipment. Will inspect and test heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to ensure proper functioning; operate and maintain steam heating systems, HVAC controls, gas- and oil-fired heating systems and boilers, water treatment, and refrigeration systems; troubleshoot, repair, and install pneumatic electronic temperature control systems; maintain, repair, and rebuild pumps, ice machines, air compressors, and other building systems equipment; receive work order assignments, order materials, and complete tasks accurately with detailed written comments provided on work orders upon completion; complete time entry and return work orders to supervisor on a daily basis with comments; perform duties in accordance with MSDAs, signage, and general instructions; perform scheduled preventative maintenance on building equipment, including lubricating components, changing filters, repacking valves, and adjusting and replacing belts; clean work areas and maintain tools and equipment; and provide customers with information about the progress of work.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: high school diploma or its equivalent; five years’ work experience in applicable trade/field or formal controls training in mechanical operations and maintenance; driver’s license; knowledge of environmental rooms such as Harris Environmental; ability to read ladder diagrams, blueprints, and schematics; and ability to lift weights of up to 50 lbs. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EPA universal refrigerant recovery certificate/license, MA oil burner license and certification, sheet metal license, and MA refrigeration technician certification; experience working in labs; and a general understanding of building automation systems.
Working conditions include ascending/descending stairs; traversing the campus; moving about the jobsite and machinery to access equipment; remaining stationary for extended periods of time; and working from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations such as roofs. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required by the specific assignment. Will be required to wear MIT-provided ARC flash rated clothing. Environment contains dust, odors, and fumes, high levels of noise and temperature extremes. Work will be performed near steam and moving machinery, in tight areas and confined spaces such as manholes and crawl spaces, and with and around chemicals and solvents. Some work performed in research labs and animal facilities and outdoors in inclement weather.
The schedule for job number 18201 is Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 11:00 P.M.
The schedule for job number 18198 is Monday and Thursday through Sunday (Tuesday and Wednesday off), 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
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