Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

Job Description

PLUMBER, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to perform plumbing work in all areas of the Institute.  This will involve installing, repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting a full range of plumbing systems, including domestic water and drain systems. Will install, maintain, and repair complete plumbing systems including air, gas, and vacuum systems; service, inspect, and repair backflow preventers, sanitary fixtures, and heating units; operate power tools, sewer cleaning machines, hand tools, and plumbing equipment; replace seals in water closets and clean water filter systems; unplug sinks, toilet, and drains; maintain piping and related systems to ensure equipment is in proper working order; and respond to emergency mechanical system calls, including floods.  The emphasis of the workload is on preventative maintenance.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; Massachusetts’ state plumbing and journeyman’s licenses; at least five years’ work experience working with Massachusetts’ state plumbing license; and valid driver’s license.  Must be able to work from blueprints, specifications, verbal instruction, or sketches; receive work order assignments, order materials, and complete tasks accurately; provide updates on work order status and written comments provided on work orders upon completion; work effectively and productively with minimal supervision; locate, diagnose, and correct defects and malfunctions on a variety of plumbing systems; and lift weights of up to 50 lbs.  Will perform all duties in accordance with applicable standards and requirements of the Massachusetts’ state plumbing license and/or established compliance requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.  May be required to obtain Massachusetts’ backflow preventer license.  Job #23164

Working conditions: ascending/descending stairs, traversing the campus, moving about the job site and machinery to access equipment, and/or remaining stationary for extended periods; working from ladders, scaffolds, and other above-ground locations such as roofs; wearing personal protective equipment  (PPE) as required by the specific assignment; wearing MIT-provided ARC flash rated clothing; exposure to contains dust, odors, fumes, high levels of noise, and temperature extremes; working near steam and moving machinery and in tight areas and confined spaces such as manholes and crawl spaces; working with and around chemicals/solvents; working in research labs and animal facilities; and working outdoors in inclement weather.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employees assigned to an irregular shift are considered essential personnel in accordance with the MIT policy on emergency closing or early release.  During emergencies, these employees are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisor, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed.  Other employees, who work a regular established work schedule, are not considered essential personnel but may be required to work other shifts on an as-needed basis.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.  For current MIT SEIU members, this background check will be done for finalists who are bidding for a promotion or for a voluntary transfer to another classification or seniority unit.


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