Under the general supervision of the Trades Manager - Plumbing & Mechanical, perform a variety of duties in the maintenance operation of the Plumbing & Mechanical Shop. Position will be expected to perform duties as required, in all Plumbing & Mechanical maintenance areas.
Plumbing: Maintenance, installation and upkeep of pumps, fixtures, connections, expansion joints, hot water heaters, radiators. Assembly, layout, installation, repair and maintenance of non-potable water, and other plumbing related systems, including drainage systems. Install Fire suppression system piping & components for main campus and satellite locations according to specifications and plumbing / NFPA codes. Tasks will include a variety of piping and related accessories, such as fittings, valves, fixtures, flushometers, and other components involved in the distribution and use of water, air, gas, fire protection and waste systems. Install and repair plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, back flow preventers, sewer ejectors and sump pumps. Maintain plumbing by repair or replacement of leaky faucets; service and correct ruptured lines and open clogged drains using various size machines. Position will require the ability to work in confined spaces such as manholes & ejector pits. Sprinkler piping: Make repairs to sprinkler piping systems as required, replace / relocate sprinkler heads.
Must have a minimum of a State of Massachusetts Journeyman Plumber's license. A Masters Plumbing License, sprinkler fitters and pipefitter's license is desired, but not mandatory. Must be skilled in the use of tools and equipment of the steam fitting and plumbing trade.
Ability to read and work from blueprints, diagrams, sketches and specifications as required. Must have experience in new construction, remodeling, repairs and maintenance of institutional, commercial and residential buildings. Oil burner servicing experience helpful. Must have or obtain Class I Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator's License within one (1) year of employment.
Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate installation and repair of pipe and pipe fittings using hand tools and power tools. Cut and thread pipe, using pipe cutters. Join pipes by use of screws, bolts, mechanical fittings, solder, and plastic solvent and caulk joints.
Must have a working knowledge of sprinkler and fire protection systems, pumps and sewer ejectors. Must be familiar with OSHA safety regulations. Position will require working in a non- plumbing / 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.
Must possess a valid Massachusetts Plumber's license, Massachusetts Journeyman Pipefitter's license or Massachusetts Oil Burner Technician's license.
Must be skilled in the use of tools and equipment of the plumbing & steamfitting trade.
Must have the ability to effectively interact with people at a variety of different levels with a focus on customer needs.
Gas and electrical pipe welding and oil burner servicing experience required.
Must be able to lift up to a 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.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
A valid driver's license required.
This position is 40 hours a week.
This position requires a criminal background check.
All University staff members must successfully complete a 90-day probationary period.
The Plumber/Maintenance Mechanic is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment. 40-hour work / non-exempt. Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Job description subject to change based upon the University needs.
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.