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Harvard University Equipment Operations Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53929BRAuto req ID:53929BRJob Code:402061 Maintenance Tech III Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Equipment Operations AssistantSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Must have a minimum of at least three years of experience sharpening and repairing ice hockey skates, including repair of eyelets and rivets

  • Knowledge of ice hockey machines, including use of heat machine

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • AEMA (Athletic Equipment Managers Association) certification preferred

  • Experience working in an educational setting preferred

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, administrators, and University constituents.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and a database.

Additional Information:

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.

Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage, since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

We believe that creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views the differences we all bring to the workplace as strength. We actively seek and welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.

Department:AthleticsPre-Employment Screening:DMV, Education, IdentitySchedule:The position requires extensive evening, weekend and holiday hours and ability to handle last-minute schedule changes. Occasional travel is required.Job Function:Athletics, FacilitiesJob-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Primary person responsible for running the heat machines (for new skates), rivet machine, eyelet machine and skate sharpener. Sharpens 200 plus skates per week (4-5 hours per day).

  • Travels (20% of the time) with team to away games and performs the functions listed above. Packs equipment on bus, travel trunk (approx. 150 lbs.), stick bag (approx. 150 lbs. and individual team bags (approx. 50 lbs. each).

  • On daily basis, checks all hockey equipment (helmets, shin guards, shoulder pads, practice pants, game pants, game shirts, practice shirts, etc.) for preparedness and safety prior to games and practices. Checks and repairs all hockey sticks and shafts on sticks. Repair and recondition equipment either in-house or working with outside vendors

  • Issues new equipment and apparel to student-athletes. Ensures proper fit of protective and regular equipment. Assists with laundering of student-athlete uniforms. Maintains inventory records using a web-based tracking system.

  • Monitors spending against the line item budget for maintenance, repair, and reconditioning. Makes recommendations on potential cost savings in this area. Stay updated with current safety protocols.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We 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.Physical Requirements:

Job occasionally requires strenuous physical activity, including the climbing of steps and moving of heavy boxes and equipment; ability to work extended stretches, both within a day and over several consecutive days. Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (up to 150 pounds).

Working Conditions:

The position requires extensive evening, weekend and holiday hours and ability to handle last-minute schedule changes. A valid driver's license is required. Occasional travel is required.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Manager of the Equipment Room, this position assists with the purchasing, tracking, stocking and maintenance of athletic equipment and supplies for Harvard's intercollegiate athletic programs. Direct responsibility for supporting the Women's Varsity Ice Hockey program and other sports, as assigned. The person in this position will work directly with the women's hockey coaches and the student athletes.

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