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Boston University HVAC - PLUMBER/STEAMFITTER, Facilities Mgmt & Planning, Mechanical Ops in BOSTON, Massachusetts


  • 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.

Required Experience