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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Maintenance Mechanic in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Maintenance Mechanic

  • Job Number: 20495

  • Functional Area: Trades

  • Department: Repair & Maintenance

  • School Area: Department of Facilities

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM (beginning Sunday night)

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds, like yours. If you’re motivated, want to be part of a unique, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to perform a wide variety of duties directly related to the servicing, maintaining, repairing, and renovation of buildings and associated systems. These duties fall within the range of work normally performed by carpenters, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, et al., but do not require the skills of a journeyman or a licensed tradesperson. Will, on a rotating basis, assist other team members with the planning of all work including the evaluation, prioritization, and execution of repair orders and the planning and performance of preventative maintenance.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: five years’ directly relevant experience in the maintenance and repair of building components, fixtures, and systems and demonstrate proficiency in the skills required for the position; a valid driver’s license; and a certified pool operator’s license. Must be able to function as part of a team, use all common hand and power tools, communicate in the English language, lift weights of up to 50 lbs., assist other tradespersons as needed, and work an irregular schedule. PREFERRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent. Job #20495

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

The schedule for the position is Monday through Friday, 11:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M. (beginning Sunday night)Employees who are 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.12/22/21MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. 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.