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Company: Harvard University
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryEnergy & Facilities (E&F) operates and manages Harvards energy supplies, district energy plants, and utility infrastructures on the Cambridge/Allston campuses, as well as a 24/7 facilities-related call, alarm monitoring, and dispatch center. E&F also 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. Job-Specific ResponsibilitiesInstalls, modify, 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 the 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. Basic QualificationsMinimum five years experience installing and maintaining commercial or institutional scale heating and cooling systems. Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Pipefitters license for minimum period of five years.Valid State drivers license and driving history satisfactory to meet Campus Services standards.Additional Qualifications and SkillsMust be skilled in the performance of all aspects of steamfitting/pipefitting work, with particular experience in the maintenance of district heating and cooling systems. Experience with refrigeration maintenance and repair (with current CFC Universal Certification) is strongly preferred. 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. 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.Technology Skills Required:Basic keyboard proficiency and understanding of Windows-based software. Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations PersonnelPhysical RequirementsMust 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.Working ConditionsHarvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvards Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: Additional InformationCOVID-19 Vaccination RequirementConsistent with the new federal guidelines, all Harvard employees must be fully vaccinated. Individuals may submit a request for exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the Universitys COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions may be found at the Universitys COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage: Job FunctionFacilities LocationUSA - MA - Cambridge Job Code272000 Steamfitter Sub-UnitEnergy & Facilities Department103690Time StatusFull-time Salary Grade000Union42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877 Hourly Rate From$43.73Hourly Rate To$43.73Pre-Employment ScreeningCriminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, IdentityScheduleMonday - Friday6:00 AM - 2:30 PMCommitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingHarvard University Central Administrations commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We aim to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that each of us experiences a profound sense of inclusion and belonging. EEO StatementWe 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.School/Unit: Campus Services Auto req ID: 55736BR

Keywords: Harvard University, Somerville , STEAMFITTER, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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