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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electrician in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Job Number: 23758

  • Functional Area: Trades

  • Department: Dof Repair & Maintenance

  • School Area: Department of Facilities

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 11:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.

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    Job Description

ELECTRICIAN, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to perform electrical work in all areas of the Institute. Will install, maintain, and repair building electrical distribution systems, building and outside lighting systems, variable frequency drives, building safety equipment, motor control centers (including fans, pumps, and motors), and other electrical-related systems; install and maintain fire alarm systems, which may include Simplex, Grinnell, Notifier, and/or other types of fire protection systems once the necessary training has been provided by management; receive work order assignments, order materials, and complete tasks accurately with written comments provided on work orders upon completion; and perform all installation, maintenance, inspection, and testing in accordance with applicable standards and requirements of the Massachusetts’ electrical code and/or established compliance requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least five years of work experience with a MA journeyman’s electrician’s license; ability to work from blueprints, specifications, wiring diagrams, and schematics and sketches; and ability to lift weights of up to 50 pounds. PREFERRED: vocational training and participation in an electrical apprenticeship program. Job #23758Work conditions: ascending/descending stairs, traversing the campus, moving about the jobsite and machinery to access equipment, and/or remaining stationary for extended periods of time; working from ladders, scaffolds, and other above-ground locations such as roofs; wearing personal protective equipment as required by the specific assignment; wearing MIT provided ARC flash rated clothing; exposure to dust, odors, fumes, high levels of noise, and temperature extremes; working near steam and moving machinery and in tight areas and confined spaces such as manholes and crawl spaces; working with and around chemicals and solvents and in research labs and animal facilities; and performing outdoors in inclement weather.The schedule for the position is Monday through Friday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.Employees who are assigned to an irregular shift are considered essential personnel in accordance with the MIT Policy on Emergency Closing or Early Release. During emergencies, these employees are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisor, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed. Other employees, who work a regular established work schedule, are not considered essential personnel but may be required to work other shifts on an as-needed basisEmployment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check. For current MIT SEIU members, this background check will be done for finalists who are bidding for a promotion or for a voluntary transfer to another classification or seniority unit.2/29/24