Energy & Facilities (E&F) operates and manages Harvard's energy supplies, district energy plants, and utility infrastructures on the Cambridge/Allston campuses, as well as 24/7 facilities -related call, alarm monitoring and dispatch center. E&F provides a broad portfolio of labor-based services, including building maintenance, landscaping and custodial to a large portion of the University, as well as engineering, technical, and sustainability services. Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) a department within E&F, offers primary building maintenance, landscape, fire safety, custodial and event support services to Harvard schools and departments on a fee-for-service basis. All services are provided in strict accordance with regulatory requirements and customer-determined standards.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices and perform work in accordance with recognized trade and University standards.
Must be able to read and interpret basic plans, specifications, operating manuals and other written materials associated with this trade.
Must demonstrate good organizational skills and be able to effectively communicate in English with peers and customers.
Special Requirements (and ongoing conditions of employment):
Must be willing to work overtime during peak heating and cooling seasons and respond to emergencies.
Must possess a valid State driver's license and satisfactory driving history.
Must supply a complete set of hand tools.
Must be willing to work in research laboratory environments and around hazardous materials.
May be required to pass a Respiratory Physical and certification for use of a respirator.
Required to wear/use appropriate safety clothing/equipment at all times.
Required to properly wear a department-issued uniform and maintain a professional image at all times.
Emergency Status Designation:
Critical Operations Personnel
Must be able to lift up a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others.
May use chain falls and come along for heavier lifting.
Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as listed.
Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time and work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods, to routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site.
Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and well-being of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other healthcare individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
About Campus Services
Campus Services is a multi-department organization within Harvard's Central Administration providing a wide range of non-academic services to the University community. We employ more than 1,600 employees, 66% of which are front-line service and trades workers. Our workforce is also quite diverse, with employees representing 20+ countries.
We service the university by supporting Campus Operations, supporting international students and programs, bringing the Harvard Community together and our Campus Services shared services. Learn more about Campus Services at: www.campusservices.harvard.edu
Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts. To learn more about Harvard's Total Rewards program visit our page: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards
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