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HVAC - PLUMBER/STEAMFITTER, Facilities Mgmt & Planning, Mechanical Ops

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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HVAC - PLUMBER/STEAMFITTER, Facilities Mgmt & Planning, Mechanical Ops

Tracking Code23500040791011Job Description


  • Install, service and maintain HVAC systems in residential, academic, laboratory settings and commercial properties
  • Perform routine maintenance and service work on compressors, pumps, exhaust fans, air handlers, boilers, steam condensate systems, chillers, and computer room air conditioners
  • Replace motors, belts, pumps, filters, bearings, shafts and adjust drivers as needed
  • Maintain cooling towers
  • Troubleshoot and repair HVAC systems on both routine and emergency basis
  • Troubleshoot and repair HVAC control systems including chillers, boilers, packaged roof tops, AHUs, VAVs, FCUs, FPBs, etc.
  • Measure air and water flows and make adjustments
  • Ability to follow and complete work orders and preventative maintenance duties and provide updates on work order status
  • Ability to work efficiently, productively, and with minimal supervision for the benefit of the University community
  • Follow safety precautions with appropriate PPE, providing an environment for personal and public safety
  • Maintain a clean work site and area that minimally interferes with university operations
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
Required Skills


  • Minimum of 5 years licensed experience in HVAC installation, service, and repair work
  • Ability to identify and order all parts as required to complete HVAC work
  • Ability to braze, silver solder, and work with black iron pipe
  • Ability to diagnose electrical problems on low voltage systems
  • Ability to lay out new piping and make repairs on existing systems
  • Ability to work from ladders and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work with Direct Digital Control systems
  • Ability to diagnose steam trap problems
  • Basic arithmetic and measurement skills
  • Must have and maintain valid Massachusetts driver's license and daily use of an automobile
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Safely operate power tools and maintenance equipment (e.g., Pro-press)
  • Ability to adhere to all University policies and procedures
  • Ability to speak, read, understand, and write fluently in the English language
  • Knowledge of basic safety procedures


  • Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbing license
  • Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician license
  • Massachusetts Electrical license
  • Massachusetts Pipe Fitter license
  • Massachusetts Oil Burner license
  • Massachusetts Journeyman Sheet Metal license
  • EPA recovery license

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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