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Boston University NEIDL GENERAL MECHANIC - HVAC SPECIALTY, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab in Boston, Massachusetts

NEIDL GENERAL MECHANIC - HVAC SPECIALTY, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab



Category

Trades

Job Location

Boston, MA

Tracking Code

4565

Salary Grade

Grade 00

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Description

The position is a General Mechanic - HVAC Specialty within the Office of Facilities Management at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory on the Boston University Medical Campus. The individual will be part of the maintenance team responsible for executing both the preventive and reactive maintenance within the NEIDL at BUMC. The focus of the individual’s tasks will be associated with the operation of the Biological Safety Laboratories (BSL) including core infrastructure and ancillary support systems.

DUTIES:

  • Work assignments of a General Mechanic span multiple trades (i.e., electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.). This position will be the principal resource for HVAC systems.

  • Makes rounds as assigned and inspects equipment and records and enters maintenance information into the appropriate databases.

  • Performs preventive scheduled and reactive maintenance on base building systems, laboratory support systems, and in laboratories including active BSL-2, 3 and 4 laboratories.

  • Participate in and successfully complete on-going safety trainings as required to access active BSL-2, 3, and 4 laboratories.

  • Maintains and troubleshoots and repairs the building HVAC and control systems and related components for safe efficient and cost effective operation.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs such equipment as high and low pressure steam lines, steam boiler, steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers, control valves, etc.

  • Replace motors, belts, bearings, pump seals and adjust alignment.

  • Installs, maintains and calibrates Building Automation System (BAS) components.

  • Prepares stock orders for purchasing.

  • Follows established safety procedures including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Ensures work areas are clean and free of debris upon completion of all tasks.

  • The work assignments of a General Mechanic will not be limited to a specific trade.

  • The position will be responsible for interacting with other maintenance personnel including individuals of lower trade classifications including but not limited to Trades Helpers. It is the responsibility of the General Mechanic to mentor, by way of example these other individuals. The General Mechanic may, or may not have a helper assigned to his / her charge.

  • Responds to specific calls from the Control Center.

  • Responds to off hour calls as needed.

  • Must attend certificate training provided by BUMC: ex. Lockout tag out, NFPA, Hazardous communication

  • All other duties assigned.

The NEIDL facility is 192,000-square-foot, seven-story building serves as a venue and resource for training researchers in infectious diseases. The facility is located within BioSquare, a biomedical research and business park adjacent to the Boston University Medical Campus. Learn more here: http://www.bu.edu/neidl/

SHIFT:

1st or Days.

SALARY & BENEFITS

$43.91/hour

Benefits eligible with health, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition remission, and more!!!

This position is union represented. Visit union contract here (http://www.bu.edu/hr/documents/l615.pdf) .

Required Skills

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Employment is contingent on initial and continued successful background checks as determined by Boston University and applicable external agencies and meeting all applicable elements of Research Occupational Health Programs and Personnel Suitability & Reliability Program (includes initial and random drug screening) throughout the period of employment. Please note: the standards of background checks, etc. may change at any time should there be amendments to applicable laws or policies relevant to Boston University and the NEIDL.

  • Minimum of four years related experience in the maintenance and repair of building systems, including but not limited to HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.

  • Ability to specify proper parts and equipment for repairs and new installations.

  • Requires a working knowledge of computer software including databases and office suite software.

  • Experience with building automation systems graphical interface, preferably Siemens Building Automation systems.

  • Position will routinely require the ability to lift and move heavy items and equipment.

  • Position will routinely require the use of ladders and accessing elevated areas such as catwalks.

  • The position will interact within the laboratory setting.

  • The position may bring the applicant in contact with animals, and the successful candidate should be aware of this not have allergies to such.

  • The position requires the ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write fluently in the English language.

  • Must maintain compliance with all NEIDL training requirements, and all safety protocols and procedures

  • Must have and maintain valid driver’s license.

  • Work requires 5 years of experience with the credentials of a Massachusetts Journeyman’s License(s) in the appropriate specialties and building maintenance experience.

  • Specialty: maintain valid Mass. Refrigeration License throughout employment.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Federal Reclamation License.

  • Knowledge of building automation and controls

    The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases – whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country.

Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:

  • Criminal Background Check: To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

  • Basic Background Check: Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:

  • Social Security Number;

  • Academic credentials;

  • Past employment;

  • Licenses and credentials;

  • Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;

  • Credit history check;

  • RMV/DMV driving record, if required.

  • Medical Clearance Process: includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.

  • Training and Education: to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.

Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:

  • Department of Justice Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting: To be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.

  • Select Agent Use Approval: to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to

  • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;

  • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility

  • Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

This position is 50% grant funded

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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