Under the direction of the Chief Engineer this position is responsible for performing journey-level mechanical work in repairing, inspection, servicing and altering plumbing, heating, ventilating, and related equipment, including preventative maintenance and urgent repairs.
Executes assigned work orders in an accurate and timely fashion. Records completion in facilities work order system
Services, maintains and repairs plumbing, heating, and ventilation equipment, including but not limited to domestic water and sewer systems, domestic hot water heaters, steam and hot water boilers, air handlers, pumps and forced air furnaces.
Assists in repair and maintenance of underground utility systems, including irrigation water and storm drains.
Conducts daily inspections of the steam boilers and makes repairs to related systems; assure proper equipment operation.
Locates and acquires parts necessary for repair or maintenance.
Performs maintenance and repair to related electrical and mechanical controls and piping systems; diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems.
Cleans and adjusts pilots; repairs pipes, changes filters, inspects and replaces V-belts.
Test water samples and adjust chemical feeding equipment for proper water treatment of the boilers.
Operates a variety of tools and power equipment including electrical, plumbing and related equipment.
Maintains and repairs the Campanil clock and related parts and equipment.
Maintains swimming pool equipment in conjunction with the pool service company.
Maintains electrical generators in conjunction with the generator service company.
Maintains lake water pumping station used for campus irrigation.
Maintains lighting fixture replacement and restocking.
May work closely with electrician to assist in any electrical installations and repair.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to:five years of training through a formal apprenticeship program offered by the I.U.O.E. and its local unions, or a trade or technical school; or on the job/ in-field working experience which demonstrates journey-men level skill in plumbing, heating and electrical maintenance. A valid California driver's license and safe driving record
Read, write and speak English fluently
Understanding of boiler operation and control principles, such as combustion controls, relays, aquastat pressure switches and related equipment.
Able to read blueprints, shop drawings and sketches
Understanding of motor and pump mechanics
Tools and equipment of the trade
Work independently with little direction.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Plan and organize work.
Able to work under stressful conditions, as it relates to making emergency repairs to utilities lines and equipment that is vital to campus life.
Customer service orientation
Working in indoor and outdoor locations. Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions
Work around loud and hot equipment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Working at heights.
Working with boiler chemicals.
Frequent interruptions and changes to the work schedule.
Lifting, pulling and pushing heavy objects (50 lbs).
May be in close quarters, high or precarious places, including ladders and scaffolding
Frequent walking, standing, climbing, lifting, stooping or carrying of equipment, tools and materials.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized tools and equipment
The starting salary is $64.28/hour.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.