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Tufts Medicine Gen Maintenance/Mechanic I TNEMC in Boston, Massachusetts

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Company Description

It takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. And that starts with our employees.

Job Description

Under general supervision and with pre-shift instructions from Chief Engineer or Lead Mechanic, this position carries out Physical Plant Operations, Preventative Maintenance, On Call Services, on seven day a week shift cycle, to ensure that patient comfort and safety are maintained.


  • On a regular basis, reads, record, and inspects heating, plumbing, refrigeration, HVAC systems including chillers, compressors, pumps, motors, electric and pneumatic controls, water storage tanks, dumps, drains, etc.

  • Performs preventative maintenance as assigned on the following systems and equipment, such as air conditioning systems, large and small, tonnage package units, ice machines, compressors, pumps, motors, fans, air units, emergency lights, generators, etc.

  • Responds to all emergency calls such as loss of power, steam, water, heat, ice and snow, etc. by operating all appropriate emergency equipment in case equipment changes are required such as emergency generators, electric power transfer switches, steam transfers, water systems, etc.

  • Diagnoses and rectifies problems within Physical Plant such as loss of heat, loss of hot water, power outage, loud noises, hot bearing, units overheating, broken belts, jammed controls, etc.

  • When on shift coverage, notifies appropriate authorized personnel of impending problems, or major equipment or system failures which need specialized repair. Requires independent decision-making, judgment and/or assessment as needed.

  • Start, stop and operate all equipment according to established procedures and criteria.

  • Supervise and direct the work of one or more assigned USC Mechanic I; performs training as required.

  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks and repairs as assigned.

  • Enters operating data in appropriate logs and logbooks. Prepares deficiency lists and reports as needed.

  • Provides patient areas with repair services and preventative maintenance as required.

  • Check and maintain comfort levels in all areas of the hospital complex.

  • Assists other engineering department and hospital staff as needed.

  • Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment

  • Performs other similar job related duties as required or directed.



  • Ability to resolve routine to complex problems daily, communicate well, and understand directions.

  • Ability to climb ladders and occasionally do heavy lifting.

  • Ability to handle stress due to constant pressure and attention to detail required by the Physical Plant Operation and equipment.

  • Close attention to detail in inspecting of machine spaces such as loss of vacuum, oxygen, gas, or hot bearing to a unit vital to Operating Room Operation, etc.


  • High school diploma and technical courses.


  • Four years of technical experience with electromechanical equipment and systems (hospital environment preferred).

  • Requires three to five years of experience in the operations maintenance and repair of equipment and systems similar to those in the USC.

  • Previous supervisory experience required.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.


  • Works in noisy, dark, greasy machine rooms 40% of time.

  • Difficulty in accessing some places which may require ladders, or squeezing behind or over equipment, pipes, pumps, motors machinery about 15% of time.

  • Attends to various types of exhaust units and expended gases and fumes.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .