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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Steamfitter/Pipefitter in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Job Number: 22406

  • 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, 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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    Job Description

STEAMFITTER/PIPEFITTER, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to perform work in all areas of pressure steam systems across the Institute, including installing, repairing, maintaining and troubleshooting a full range of steam, processed water, chilled water, and compressed air systems. Responsibilties include maintenance of high and low pressure steam systems consisting of pressure-reducing valves, traps, expansion joints, heating units, steam tables, and boilers; removing and reinstalling pumps; installing, maintaining, and servicing new and existing commercial and industrial HVAC process systems, processed water, chilled water, and compressed air systems; and responding to emergency mechanical system calls.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; five years’ pipefitting experience; willingness to obtain A.S.M.E. welding certification for steel pipe; and a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work from blueprints, specifications, verbal instruction, or sketches; ability to work effectively and productively with minimal supervision; receive work order assignments, order materials and complete tasks accurately, and provide updates on the work order status and written comments provided on work orders upon completion; locate diagnose, and correct defects and malfunctions on a variety of pipe systems; electric arc weld all piping systems; perform all installation, maintenance, inspection and testing in accordance with applicable standards and requirements of OHSA 10 and/or established compliance requirements of the authority having jurisdiction; and lift weights of up to 50 lbs. PREFERRED: pipefitter’s license. Job #22406Working 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; use of scissor lifts, articulating lifts, and bucket trucks; wearing of personal protective equipment as required by the specific assignment; 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; working in research labs and animal facilities; and working outdoors in inclement weather.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 basis.MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. 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.3/8/23