Dental Equipment Mechanic I Facilities Boston-18001797

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Dental Equipment Mechanic I Facilities Boston-18001797

The department of facilities services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all tufts university facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).

A broad range of services are provided to support the university campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities services plays a critical role in planning for the $30m/year deferred maintenance investment.

B asic Responsibilities:

The University is in need of a full-time Dental Equipment Mechanic I as part of the Facilities Management Group. This position will be responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing various types and makes of both fixed and portable dental equipment. The majority of the work on the Campus will focus on the upkeep and maintenance of dental chairs, delivery systems and lights, often with a patient or student utilizing the equipment, with the remainder of the time used in laboratory equipment servicing and repairs. The University requires experienced Dental Equipment Mechanics who understand safe work practices, lab safety, and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the disposition of their work as well as recognizing internal and external customer needs. This position is unique in that it requires a customer service aspect not found in other dental equipment mechanic positions where as mechanics are frequently dealing directly with patients, students and staff under stressful and time-sensitive situations.


Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Preferably 10+ years of professional experience in the facilities maintenance industry working as a mechanic, demonstrating mechanical aptitude
  • Some formal education in the field of dental equipment repair and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in dental
  • A valid Massachusetts drivers’ license is required with a clean driving record
  • Ability to complete work proactively as well as on an urgent/immediate basis
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills•


  • On-call and overtime hours as needed, per assigned schedule
  • Good hygiene and cleanliness is required at all times
  • Must adhere to the University’s uniform policy.
  • Complete understanding of the University’s Blood borne Pathogen policies and program
  • Follow rules and regulations as described in the University & CBA Handbook

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Facilities
Organization: Facilities Services - Boston
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 28, 2018, 11:34:00 AM





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Posted: 11/29/2018
Application Due: 12/18/2018
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