The Facilities Department is currently searching for a Senior Plant Mechanic to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Responsible for overseeing, inspecting, repairing and installing of all mechanical and related facility process systems in a group of Institution buildings and laboratories to ensure safe and efficient continued scientific and administrative operations and maintenance. Systems include HVAC, refrigeration, and hot water; maintains compliance with state/local building and heating/cooling codes and regulations.
Particular emphasis for this role will be on corrective and preventative maintenance of industrial and commercial boilers and furnaces, electrical and electronic instrumentation and control systems, plant control systems, and related equipment.
Requires limited direction; through training and/or work experience, is skilled in several trades, enabling the application of technical knowledge to perform assigned tasks independent of supervision; unusual and unprecedented situations are reviewed with Plant Supervisor.
Routinely monitors the operations and maintenance of the following plant/building systems: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, waste water treatment, processed sea water, pneumatic and electric/electronic controls and lab utilities (e.g., compressed air, gas and distilled water);
Locates and diagnoses equipment failures, leaks and problem areas related to above systems; independently and/or with assistance, is responsible for timely corrective action;
Documents all repairs and maintenance, routine equipment readings, and responses to equipment alarms;
Coordinates plant/building maintenance and service needs with other Institution personnel (e.g., Shop, Services; scientific laboratories);
May be required to lead, assign or direct the activities of Plant Mechanics;
Works collaboratively on Institution major construction and renovation projects and may recommend basic design changes and enhancements for optimal plan efficiency and service
Coordinates construction, renovation and service requirements with outside contractors and technicians;
Provides assistance to other department trade group members as needed in the completion of work tasks;
Performs routine building checks on weekends and holidays;
Responds to after-hour emergency calls for repairs, power outages, storm protection and snow removal
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Massachusetts Burner License
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of ten (10) years directly related experience. Experience working with commercial and industrial boilers up to 500 HP.
Trade school certification (s) representing demonstrated technical knowledge in several of the work areas, building codes and safety regulations related to the position or equivalent on-the-job training.
Will be expected to qualify for required local, state, and federal licenses and certifications. Must have demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment as well as commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues.
Valid MA driver's license and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) required.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs, 25-50lbs, and more than 50lbs independently, 3 times per day; carry 0-10lbs, 10-25 lbs, and 25-50lbs, 5 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, stooping, and climbing ladders/stools. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, grease and oils, excessive cold, heat, and/or humidity, hazardous substances or specimens, severe weather conditions, and prolonged work hours. Physical duties are subject to change.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email email@example.com for assistance.
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Internal Number: 3314410
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