Plumber/Maintenance Mechanic

Northeastern University

Plumber/Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition Number: STFR003773

Division/College: Facilities

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Under the general supervision of the Shop Foreperson, perform a variety of duties in the maintenance operation of the Plumbing and Mechanical Department. Position will be expected to perform duties as required, in all Mechanical / Plumbing maintenance areas, including:
Mechanical: Maintenance, installation and upkeep of to steam distribution system and related equipment located on the main campus and satellite locations; including, but not limited to, high and low pressure steam pipes, valves, traps, pumps, fittings, fixtures, connections, expansion joints, hot water heaters, radiators and ovens, kitchen steam cookers, dishwashers and such other items involved in steam or other heating systems. Cover pipes with insulating material; bend pipes; cut and install gaskets. Position will require the ability to work in confined spaces such as steam manholes.
Plumbing: Assembly, layout, installation, repair and maintenance of non-potable water and drainage systems for main campus and satellite locations according to specifications and plumbing codes. Tasks will include a variety of piping and related accessories, such as fittings, valves, fixtures, flushometers, and other components involved in the distribution and use of water, air, gas, fire protection and waste systems. Install and repair plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, back flow preventers, sewer ejectors and sump pumps. Maintain plumbing by repair or replacement of leaky faucets; service and correct ruptured lines and open clogged drains using various size machines.
Shift days and hours: TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 2PM - 10:30PM


Must have a MA Journeyman Plumber’s license, Masters License preferred. A Pipefitter’s license is also preferred, but not mandatory as its responsibilities and qualifications are generally covered within the Plumber’s license. Must be skilled in the use of tools and equipment of the steam fitting and plumbing trade.
Ability to read and work from blueprints, diagrams, sketches and specifications as required. Must have experience in new construction, remodeling, repairs and maintenance of institutional, commercial and residential buildings. Gas and electrical pipe welding for non-critical elements preferred. Oil burner servicing experience helpful. Must have or obtain Class I Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License within one (1) year of employment.
Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate installation and repair of pipe and pipe fittings using hand tools and power tools. Cut and thread pipe, using pipe cutters. Join pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent and caulk joints, M.J. fittings.
Must have a working knowledge of sprinkler and fire protection systems, pumps and sewer ejectors. Must be familiar with OSHA safety regulations. Position will require working in a non- plumbing / mechanical capacity when necessary, as well as, but not limited to responding to overtime and emergency call-ins as required or directed to ensure proper plant operations.
Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. May use chain falls and come-alongs for heavier lifting. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required. Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time; 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 work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc.
• Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required.
• This position is 40 hours a week and some mandatory overtime.
• Must be able to work on various shifts and assume duties on a call-in list.
• This position requires a criminal background check.
• All University staff members must successfully complete a 90 day probationary period.
• Plumber / Maintenance Mechanic is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment.
• Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.
Must be able to work overtime as required. A valid MA Driver’s License required. This position is 40 hours a week.
Shift days and hours: TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 2PM - 10:30PM

Additional Information:
A criminal background check is required for this position.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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