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Boston University HVAC/REFRIGERATION MECHANIC, FMP Facilities Management & Planning, Mechanical Operations 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.

  • Cooling tower maintenance.

  • Troubleshoot and repair chiller, boiler and packaged roof top control systems.

  • Measure air and water flows and make adjustments.

  • Troubleshoot and repair HVAC systems on both routine and emergency basis.

  • 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 commercial refrigeration, ventilation and heating installation, service and repair work.

  • Ability to work with Direct Digital Control systems.

  • 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.

  • Basic arithmetic and measurement skills.

  • Ability to diagnose steam trap problems.

  • 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 refrigeration technician license

  • Electrical license.

  • EPA recovery license

  • Mass Journeyman Plumbing License

  • Pipe fitter license.

  • Oil burner license.

  • Mass Journeyman sheet metal license

  • Proficiency in Siemens and/or Schneider Electric or BAS systems

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 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