Massachusetts, United States
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

ELECTRICIAN, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to perform electrical work in all areas of the Institute. Will install, maintain, and repair building electrical distribution systems, building and outside lighting systems, variable frequency drives, building safety equipment, motor control centers (including but not limited to fans, pumps, and motors), and other electrical-related systems; install and maintain fire alarm systems, which may include Simplex, Grinnell, Notifier and/or other types of fire protection systems once the necessary training has been provided by management; receive work order assignments, order materials, and complete tasks accurately with written comments provided on work orders upon completion; and perform all installation, maintenance, inspection, and testing in accordance with applicable standards and requirements of the Massachusetts’ electrical code and/or established compliance requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; minimum of five years of work experience with MA journeyman’s electrician’s license; ability to work from blueprints, specifications, wiring diagrams and schematics and sketches; and ability to lift weights of up to 50 pounds. Vocational training and participation in an electrical apprenticeship program preferred. Must be able to walk, stand, and work while bending, kneeling, and stooping for extended periods; climb stairs and work from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations such as roofs; use scissor lifts, articulating lifts, and bucket trucks; and wear personal protective equipment and MIT-provided ARC flash rated clothing. Job #16718

The environment contains dust, odors, and fumes and high levels of noise and temperature extremes. Work may be performed near steam and moving machinery, in tight areas and confined spaces, with and around chemicals and solvents, research labs and animal facilities,and outdoors in inclement weather.

The schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., 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. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.