The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts University facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities Services plays a critical role in planning for the $30M/year deferred maintenance investment.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental health and safety, campus planning and design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovations and new construction.
What we offer:
Tufts University offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time eligible employees, which includes but is not limited to: 15 Vacation days annually for weekly paid employees, 14 Paid Holidays per year, 2 Personal days per year, University-Funded Retirement Plan at 5 or 10% covered salary over Social Security Wage Base (vesting period applies), commuter benefits, and tuition remission for eligible staff and their dependents.
What You'll Do
Reporting to facilities management, the HVAC Mechanic I is responsible for the diagnosis, maintenance, installation and repair of various types of HVAC, heating and filtering equipment to ensure that such systems are functioning effectively and efficiently. The HVAC Mechanic I must have experience installing, troubleshooting, and servicing chillers, package systems and split systems as well as equipment for air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, climate and air quality control systems. The HVAC Mechanic I typically works a regular schedule but will be called upon out of hours for emergency repairs, or to provide coverage under circumstances including extreme weather conditions or important campus events. This position is considered essential as defined in the Tufts University Employee Handbook.
What We're Looking For
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience as a licensed HVAC technician including a minimum of 5 years of current field service experience
High School diploma or GED
Certification in EPA/DEP and Universal CFC reclamation.
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