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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Facilities Systems Programmer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Facility Services Department is focused on maintaining a safe, clean and effective environment for the Laboratory community as well as providing the infrastructure that aligns with and supports the research initiatives in a high quality, and cost effective manner. The Operations & Maintenance team in our department provides the hands-on skill and expertise to enable our stewardship of the facilities. Functionally they engage in the maintenance and upkeep of electrical and mechanical systems, HVAC, grounds, custodial, construction, and more.

Job Description

  • Manages and maintains facility wide intelligent fire alarm systems and associated sub-systems and equipment. This includes maintaining enterprise fire systems including all programming, front end workstations, and thousands of field devices and associated hardware. This also includes process gas emergency shutdown controls, HVAC equipment, fire doors, smoke and fire dampers, shunt trip functions, master box trip, elevator recall, voice paging and any other actions associated with a building emergency or fire evacuation event.

  • Manages technical aspects and coordination of Laboratory resources and vendor service contracts for maintenance and repairs of all facility wet or dry sprinkler systems, dry pipe pre-action systems, fire suppression systems such as; INERGEN, CO2, wet chemical, and FM200. Also, VESDA early warning systems.

  • Works with O&M on all issues regarding fire alarm and control systems. Provides direction and coordination to in house staff and support contractors for maintenance and testing of systems. Provides ongoing training and assistance to O&M personnel as needed. Works many "off shift" hours to accommodate these activities.

  • Works with Facility Services Department Engineering on many new design and upgrade projects involving fire alarm and life safety issues. Supports project managers and field engineers as needed including design, installation and acceptance testing. Assists engineering in updating and maintaining accurate fire alarm system drawings.

  • Provides support, input and follow up action for regular building evacuation drills.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering disciplines or facilities management is required, or equivalent years of experience and other education will be considered.

  • Candidate must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant facilities and/or laboratory environment including building fire and life safety systems.

  • Training and knowledge of toxic and flammable gasses used in the semi-conductor industry is a major plus.

  • Instrumentation and controls design, selection, programming, wiring, debugging, start up and testing is a plus.