Performs the required installations, maintenance, repair, inspections and testing of life safety equipment in accordance with applicable standards and requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Massachusetts State Building Life Safety Codes and/or established compliance requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Interprets and updates mechanical plans, drawings and prints as necessary.
Provides responsive and effective customer support in all phases of FSS and building maintenance operations, including advising customers on corrective maintenance solutions and providing follow-up on progress and status of work.
May be assigned to work independently or as part of a multi-trade team under the guidance and direction of the FSS Supervisor and/or Working Foreperson. Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices and perform work in accordance with recognized trade and University standards. Performs others duties as required.
Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) offers building &landscape maintenance, and custodial services to Harvard faculties and departments on a fee-for-service basis. All services are provided in strict accordance with customer-determined standards. As such, FMO operates as an in-house alternative to contractor services and therefore must manage itself under the same principles that guide any successful maintenance service business.
Position Summary:Installs, maintains, inspects and tests building life-safety equipment and systems, including: fire alarm panels, detection and signal devices (smoke and heat detectors, lights and audible alarms), water, dry chemical, CO2 and clean agent fixed fire suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers,
Salary Grade: 003
Union: 42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877
Minimum five years of recent experience installing and maintaining of building life safety systems, including: fire alarm systems, remote central station fire alarm monitoring equipment, fixed special hazard fire suppression systems, portable fire extinguishers and associated devices. Must possess the core skills of the trade along with demonstrated proficiency in the use of industry-recognized diagnostic testing equipment. Must be able to perform mathematical calculations required to accurately size and install system components and devices. Must be able to read and interpret detailed plans, drawings, specifications, operating manuals and other written materials associated with this trade. Must be able to effectively communicate in English with peers and customers, clearly and professionally at all times.
Technology Skills Required: Basic proficiency and understanding of Windows® based software applications. Demonstrated proficiency with electronic mail, MS® Office, and related desktop and handheld devices and applications required.
Special Requirements(and ongoing conditions of employment):
Valid Massachusetts Class D Systems Technician License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Electricians is required.
Valid Certificate of Competency for portable fire extinguishers, pre-engineered and engineered fire suppression systems issued by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services may be required for selected assignments.
Must maintain a valid State driver's license and satisfactory driving history.
Must be willing to work in research laboratory environments and around hazardous materials.
Required to wear/use appropriate safety clothing/equipment at all times.
Required to properly wear department-issued uniforms and maintain a professional image at all times.
Must be willing to work overtime in response to campus emergencies or other group business needs.
Required to supply a complete set of hand tools.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to stoop and bend repeatedly and work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods. Must be able to lift up a minimum of 50 lbs. and to push, pull and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others (may use chain falls and come alongs for heavier lifting). Must be able to routinely walk to and from various buildings or work sites carrying tools, equipment and other essentials. Must be able to work alone, in confined spaces and extreme temperatures, climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts or other elevated platforms.
Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel
Must demonstrate initiative, ownership of outcomes, and customer-focused approach to all work assignments. Must be able to work both independently and as effective member of a team and in conjunction with other trades and support personnel.
Demonstrated ability to follow complex instructions and to exercise sound judgment in performance of routine and emergency assignments with minimal direct supervision or oversight required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a gen...erous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.