Information on MIT's COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.
HEAT AND VENT (HVAC) MECHANIC , Haystack Observatory , to repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for MIT Haystack Observatory and on-site Lincoln Laboratory 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, and water treatment and refrigeration systems; troubleshoot, repair, and install electronic temperature control systems; maintain, repair, and rebuild pumps, ice machines, air compressors, and other building systems equipment; research and order materials and complete tasks accurately with detailed written comments provided on an electronic equipment maintenance system; complete daily time entry and work log spreadsheets and perform duties in accordance with MSDAs, signage, and general instructions; perform scheduled preventative maintenance on building equipment, including lubricating components, changing filters, and adjusting and replacing belts; clean work areas and maintain tools and equipment; provide customers with information about the progress of work; and report any unsafe conditions/hazards to supervisor.
REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; a minimum of a MA state refrigeration technicians license and EPA refrigerant certification; ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, colleagues, and customers; ability to read and understand written directions, safety signage, and other documents; ability to use e-mail, the software that is utilized for work order tracking, and other types of job-specific technology once management has provided the necessary training; and ability to work as a team member. Seek a self-starter who is able to observe and evaluate all types of equipment for potential problems independently with little instruction. PREFERRED : five years' relevant experience. Job #20822
Working Conditions: ascending/descending stairs; traversing the complex; moving about the jobsite and machinery to access equipment; sitting, standing, and/or remaining stationary for extended periods; and working from ladders, scaffolds, and other above-ground locations such as roofs and antenna towers. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required by the specific assignment. The 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 utility holes and crawl spaces, and with and around chemicals and solvents. Some work is performed in research labs and outdoors in inclement weather.
This is a remote site with limited staff and unique job demands. It requires as-needed overtime and call-ins.
This is an essential position in accordance with the MIT Policy on Emergency Closing or Early Release. During emergencies, employees in this title are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisors, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed. MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. Candidates must pass and maintain a D.O.D. security clearance. For current MIT SEIU members, this background check will be done for finalists bidding for a promotion or a voluntary transfer to another classification or seniority unit.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature