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Harvard University Maintenance Operator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65721BRAuto req ID:65721BRJob Code:269000 Maintenance Operator Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Maintenance OperatorSub-Unit:Energy & Facilities Salary Grade ( :000Time Status:Full-time Union:42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877 Basic Qualifications:

  • Five years related experience in the maintenance and operation of complex building system infrastructure.

  • Must possess a current State HVAC license (or equivalent).

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be knowledgeable and experienced in the installation, operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair of all types of commercial building heating and cooling systems.

  • Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices, perform work in accordance with recognized trade and University standards.

  • 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 with peers and customers.

Technology Skills Required:

  • Basic proficiency and understanding of Windows® based software applications.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with electronic mail, MS® Office, and related desktop and handheld devices and applications required.

  • Familiarity with smartphone technology and willingness to expand skills with handheld device use as required.

Special Requirements:

  • Must supply a complete set of hand tools.

  • Required to wear/use appropriate safety clothing/equipment at all times.

  • Required to wear to properly wear a uniform and maintain a professional image at all times.

Additional Information:

Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel (required to provide on-site support during emergency situations as determined by management).

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Department:Facilities Maintenance OperationsShift Differential:$2.50Pre-Employment Screening:Criminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Employment, Identity, License/Cert.Schedule:Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Monday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday: 11:00pm (Wed) - 7:00am (Thu)

Friday: 11:00pm (Thu) - 7:00am (Fri)

Saturday: 7:00am - 3:00pmJob Function:Facilities Position Description:

  • Provides initial response, triage, stabilization and/or repair for all types of building infrastructure maintenance requests, with emphasis on HVAC systems.

  • Inspects, adjusts, modifies, and repairs all types of boilers, heating systems, cooling systems and auxiliary equipment.

  • Interprets mechanical plans and prints and updates as necessary.

  • Monitors, queries and reports on the status of building systems managed by DDC technology.

  • Initiates follow-up actions as required.

  • Provides responsive customer support in all phases of building maintenance and operations.

  • Assists and advises customers on maintenance solutions and provides follow-up on progress and status of work.

  • 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.

School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must possess a current State HVAC license (or equivalent).

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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 alongs 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, 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 of ladders, staging, lifts, etc.

Job Summary:

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.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health and Welfare

  • Work/Life and Wellness

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Professional Development

  • Commuting and Transportation

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks

Work Format:On-Site Work Format Details:This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.Hourly Rate and/or Rate Range:$47.90