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Massachusetts Port Authority Supervisor, Building Control in East Boston, Massachusetts

Supervisor, Building Control

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Supervisor, Building Control


East Boston, MA

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Provides control and operation of the Building Control Center and associatedsystems. Supervises and monitors computerized facility management systems; responds to

various issues such as fire, smoke, water flow, HVAC, electrical or other maintenance

needs in buildings, tunnels and exterior locations; dispatches the appropriate responders,

monitors their actions and resets alarms and reactivates systems as appropriate. Provides

centralized communications to Massport staff, tenants, State & Federal agencies and

contractors during routine and emergency operations.

Essential Tasks of the Job

Ensures continuous operation of the Energy Management Systems.

  1. Monitors Massport Facilities HVAC/Energy/Utility Distribution systems.

  2. Initiates appropriate system corrections to remedy HVAC, Lighting Mechanical and

energy related problems.

  1. Reports, logs and or assigns appropriate technicians to correct system performance.

Monitors all audio and visual alerts issued from the Fire/Security and Life safety alarm


  1. Notifies appropriate party as to the nature of alarm and documents incident.

  2. Performs non-technical maintenance of system; resets alarm, runs test functions.

  3. Perform routine tests of the Airport-wide emergency voice evacuation system

  4. Contacts and assigns outside contractor to perform scheduled and emergency


  1. Monitors intrusion alarms and notifies State Police as necessary.

  2. Issuance of regulated keys to employees & contractors who require keys to perform

their job functions

Coordinates radio and telephone communications for all routine and emergency activities

affecting Massport Facilities and Facilities Maintenance personnel.

  1. Monitors all radio frequencies

  2. Monitors video screens on Logan airport and communication telephones.

  3. Responds to calls and contacts shift manager regarding problematic conditions.

  4. Initiates request to staff or tenants to correct maintenance and service conditions.

  5. Logs by computer and manually all occurrences.

  6. Dispatches by telephone or radio, information to relevant parties.

Performs secondary supervision for all Facilities units and contractor services.

  1. Acts as Supervisor on duty in the absence of the Deputy Director of Airport Facilities

and Manager, Contract Services.

  1. Receives call-outs from Facilities administrative and union staff and back fills the

position when necessary using the overtime call in procedures.

  1. Supervises maintenance work and emergency responses with Facilities staff and


  1. Conducts routine inspection of terminals, roadways, airfield, ramp and associated


  1. Issues work orders and deficiency correction reports to all Facilities units and

contractors for corrective action and resolution through the facilities asset management


Coordinates snow removal and maintenance of airfield and street-side runways, taxiways,

roads and sidewalks.

  1. Coordinates with Facilities, Operations, Tenant and snow removal contractors in all

aspects of snow removal and melting operations.

  1. Travels to site; monitors personnel, equipment, and procedures.

  2. Acts as liaison between all parties to resolve issues.

  3. Maintains maps, charts and communication to facilitate effective snow


Monitors airfield lighting and electrical distribution systems.

  1. Monitor airfield lighting computer for malfunctioning airfield lights and acknowledge


  1. Monitors the electrical distribution system computer and associated substations.

  2. Coordinates and dispatches Electricians and Facilities Personnel to all electrical power


Monitors elevator and escalator control/monitoring system.

  1. Monitors elevator and escalator status.

  2. Monitors emergency phones located inside elevators.

  3. Coordinates activities of Massport Fire Rescue, State Police, Facilities personnel and

outside contractors in responding to entrapments and other incidents involving

elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Maintains telephone contact with

individuals inside malfunctioning elevator and provides instruction.

Responds to emergency situations according to airport procedures and directives.

  1. Provides supervision on airfield and in terminals per FAA/TSA requirements.

  2. Responds to all potential and actual Airport Alerts to provide supervision and escorts as



Oversees access of outside contractors to Massport property.

  1. Distributes temporary security cards and parking permits to contractors.

  2. Monitors and logs contractor access to secured areas.

  3. Instructs and informs contractors on Massport and FAA rules and regulations regarding

safety and security.

  1. Advises State Police and Massport Operations of contractors in secured areas.

Handles administrative functions i.e. purchase orders, reconciliation work orders, etc as

required by the Manager, Contract Services.

Attends meetings related to facility, construction, engineering to remain current on all

projects in progress, and planned.

  1. Reviews projects blue prints, construction drawings, and tenant alteration plans for

Building Control issues and the impact of integrating them into the building control

monitoring system.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

EDUCATION: Degree in aviation management, computer systems, or equivalent

preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in emergency conditions.

EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years in facilities operations required.

Experience in radio procedures, physical inspection, scheduling and dispatching in either an

aviation or public safety setting preferred.


  1. Massachusetts Class D (III) drivers license unrestricted except for corrective lenses and

automatic transmission required.

  1. Working knowledge of computers, and office software applications preferred.

  2. Ability to pass a Massport security clearance and obtain a Massport security badge.

  3. Ability to pass airfield driving test and obtain Aerodrome Ramp, Apron and Airfield


  1. Ability to pass a Massport controlled substances test, background and security checks.


Environmental Parameters: Ability to work in an office environment. Ability to

work in an airport environment with conditions which may include; fumes, odors,

gases, chemicals, and dust as well as decibels in the range of 65-100; and in all weather

conditions (hot, cold, humid, dry and wet). Ability to work in conditions which may

include: a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, working on

scaffolding and high places, underground tunnels, small crawl spaces, exposure to wires

and chemical agents. Ability to work in all MPA vehicles.

Physical Demands:

Strength: Ability to exert up to 50 lbs of force to occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs

of force frequently to move objects.

Type: Stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling. Reaching, handling,

fingering, and/or feeling. Good hearing to monitor radio equipment. Clarity of

vision beyond 20 feet. Ability to discriminate colors for equipment and airfield


Supplemental Information

WORK SCHEDULE: 40-hour workweek, with the ability to work any shift. Ability to be

on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and

overtime in emergency conditions as assigned.

EQUIPMENT USED: 2-way radio, calculator, construction and electrical blue prints,

bucket truck, MPA vehicles, electrical monitoring/testing equipment, high voltage gloves,

hard hat computer, meters, pager and other MPA equipment.

Massport requires employees to obtain and maintain full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Massport will allow for limited exemptions where a reasonable accommodation can be reached for any employee who is unable to receive vaccination due to medical disability or who is unwilling to receive vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief. New hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination or request for reasonable accommodation prior to their hire date.

Employees will safeguard all protected information in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations and Massport policy and procedures.

We have high standards to excel in all we do, which includes hiring the most talented people to maintain our facilities and achieve our goals. We strive for diversity in our workforce, and to make Massport a leader among our peers in transportation safety and security, customer service, and environmental management.

At Massport, our business is all about connecting. We support and take pride in the employees that make those connections possible each and every day. Further, Massport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity and inclusivity.

We're a world-class organization of people moving people and goods--connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world safely, securely, and efficiently, with a commitment to sustainability, our neighboring communities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We support and take pride in the employees that make those connections possible each and every day.

We provide comprehensive compensation and benefits packages*:

• Health, dental, vision, life insurance

• Disability insurance

• Flexible work arrangements

• Vacation time, sick time, personal days

• 12 Holidays per year

• Massport Retirement Plan (Pension)

• Deferred Compensation Plan (457b) with employer match

• SMART Plan retirement plan advisor/financial planning

• Discounted MBTA passes

• Public service loan forgiveness program for federal student loans

• Professional development programs

• Mentorship program

• Adoption assistance

• Paid parental leave

• Employee assistance program

• Employee recognition programs

• Employee resource groups

• Flexible spending accounts

• Wellness programs

• Community engagement

• Volunteer opportunities

• On-site employee parking

• Bike racks

• Electric car charging stations

• Mother's suite for new/nursing mothers

*Benefits may vary by position and/or location.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to workforce diversity and inclusivity.

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Massachusetts Port Authority


One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S East Boston, Massachusetts, 02128-2909





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