Under the general supervision of the Plumbing/Mechanical Supervisor, the Steamfitter will perform a variety of duties in the maintenance, operation and repair of all types of boilers, heating systems, and steam distribution systems and related equipment.
Install, modify, maintain, and repair low pressure steam pipes, valves, traps, pumps, fittings, fixtures, connections, expansion joints, hot water heaters, radiators and ovens, kitchen steam cookers, dishwashers and such other items involved in steam or other heating systems. Cover pipes with insulating material; bend pipes; cut and install gaskets. Perform related duties as required, including assistance in other mechanical maintenance areas. Position will require working in a non-mechanical capacity, when necessary, as well as, but not limited to responding to overtime and emergency call-ins as required or directed to ensure proper plant operations.
A Steamfitter is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment. Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands. Must be able to work overtime as required. This position is 40 hours a week.
Pipefitter's or Plumbing License required. Ability to red blueprints and diagrams for new installations required. Must be skilled in the use of tools and equipment of the steamfitting trade. Gas and electrical pipe welding for non-critical elements preferred. Oil burner servicing experience preferred. Must be able to lilt up to minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. May use chain falls and come alongs for heavier lifting. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required. Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time; work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods; routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site. Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc.
Piperfitter or plumbing license required.
Valid Massachusetts driver's license required.
This position is 40 hours a week and some mandatory overtime.
Must be able to work on various shifts.
This position requires a criminal background check.
All University staff members must successfully complete a 90 day probationary period.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.