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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Supervisor, Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Supervisor, Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems

  • Job Number: 19570

  • Functional Area: Facilities

  • Department: Repair & Maintenance

  • School Area: Department of Facilities

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

SUPERVISOR, FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to provide leadership and supervision to the fire protection sprinkler systems team responsible for the maintenance, repair, inspections, and testing of the fire protection sprinkler systems, fire pumps, and fire extinguishers across campus. Will plan and schedule preventive maintenance and daily work assignments of team members; maintain appropriate documentation to satisfy NFPA regulatory and insurance requirements; provide QA/QC to ensure the highest quality of work; coordinate and provide training for changes and additions to NFPA, state, and local codes; coordinate and support fire protection sprinkler system shutdowns; participate in the design review process for new projects and assist with the commissioning of all new installations; provide oversight of outside contractors; act as project manager for small construction projects and as liaison with Cambridge Fire Department; and assist with campus emergency responses as needed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least five years’ experience in a supervisory role and with installing and maintaining fire protection and life safety sprinkler systems; familiarity with fire alarm systems in accordance with NFPA, Massachusetts, and other local codes and standards; proficiency with job planning and execution and ability to manage work order backlogs and make sound judgments when prioritizing daily work; strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; strong computer skills and experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; valid driver’s license; and ability to maneuver in and around mechanical rooms and on rooftops. PREFERRED: associate’s degree in fire science and familiarity with SAP work order and planning modules and a Massachusetts’ fire protection sprinkler contractor’s license. Job #19570-9

WORKING 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; using scissor lifts, articulating lifts, and bucket trucks; wearing personal protective equipment as required by the specific assignment; and wearing MIT-provided ARC flash rated clothing. Environment contains dust, odors, and fumes, high levels of noise, and temperature extremes. Work is performed near steam and moving machinery and in tight areas and confined spaces such as manholes and crawl spaces, with and around chemicals and solvents, in research labs and animal facilities, and outdoors in inclement weather. Must be available to respond to off-hour campus emergencies and to work any shift deemed appropriate due to operational needs.


MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists.