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) is group within Harvard Campus Services that offers building and landscape maintenance, and custodial services to Harvard schools and units 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 manages by the same principles that guide any successful maintenance services business.
Installs, modifies, and repairs all types of boilers, heating systems, cooling systems and auxiliary equipment. Fabricates, installs, modifies and repairs high and low pressure piping systems. Interprets mechanical plans and prints and updates as necessary.
Assists and advises customers on progress / status of work and provides responsive and effective customer support in all phases of building maintenance operations.
Performs all installation, maintenance, inspection and testing in accordance with applicable standards and requirements of the Massachusetts State Building Code and/or established compliance requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Performs other core skills of the trades and related duties as required.
May be assigned to work independently or as part of a multi-trade team under the guidance and direction of the Area Supervisor and/or Working Foreperson.
Minimum five years experience installing and maintaining commercial or institutional scale heating and cooling systems.
Must be skilled in the performance all aspects of steamfitting/pipefitting work, with particular experience in the maintenance of district heating and cooling systems.
Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices and perform all work in accordance with recognized trade and University standards.
Must possess demonstrated proficiency in the use of industry-recognized diagnostic testing and troubleshooting 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, specifications, operating manuals and other written materials associated with this trade.
Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with peers and customers.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Special Requirements (and ongoing conditions of employment):
Massachusetts State License required, Journeyman or Master Pipefitter's license (preferred) for minimum period of five years.
Must have five years' experience maintaining Steam or Hot Water Systems.
Valid State driver's license and driving history satisfactory to meet Campus Services standards.
Required to supply a complete set of hand tools.
Must be willing to work in research laboratory environments and around hazardous materials.
Must be willing to accept a reasonable amount of overtime in support of group business needs.
Required to receive specialized training in the inspection and testing of steam traps or other devices
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 uniform and maintain a professional image at all times.
A current address and telephone number must be provided to Campus Services as an ongoing condition of employment.
Technology Skills Required:
Basic keyboard proficiency and understanding of Windows® based software.
Emergency Status Designation:
Critical Operations Personnel
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, routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site.
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 along for heavier lifting).
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.
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.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard Central Administration & Campus Services is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
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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
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Salary Grade: 000
Union: 42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877
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