Massachusetts, United States
05 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Number: 17043
Functional Area: Trades
Department: Repair & Maintenance
School Area: Department of Facilities
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Non-Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Schedule: M-W, SA-SU, 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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.

PLUMBERFacilities-Repair and Maintenance (R&M), to install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot a full range of plumbing systems including domestic water and drain systems.  Will install, maintain, and repair complete plumbing systems including air, gas, and vacuum systems; service, inspect, and repair back flow preventers, sanitary fixtures, and heating units; operate power tools, sewer cleaning machines, hand tools, and plumbing equipment; replace seals in water closets; clean water filter systems; unplug sinks, toilets, and drains; maintain piping and related systems to ensure equipment is in proper working order; and respond to emergency mechanical system calls, including floods. Emphasis of workload is preventative maintenance. 

Job Requirements


High school diploma or its equivalent; Massachusetts’ state plumbing and journeyman’s licenses; at least five years’ experience working with a MA plumbing license; and a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work from blueprints, specifications, verbal instruction, or sketches; receive work order assignments, order materials, complete tasks accurately, provide updates, and written comments upon completion; work with minimal supervision; locate, diagnose, and correct defects/malfunctions on a variety of plumbing systems; and lift up to 50 lbs. Will perform all duties in accordance with applicable standards/requirements of the Massachusetts’ state plumbing license and/or established compliance requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. May be required to obtain Massachusetts’ back flow preventer license. Job #17043

Working conditions: 

Ascending/descending stairs, traversing the campus, moving about the jobsite and machinery to access equipment and/or remaining stationary for extended periods; work from ladders, scaffolds and other above ground locations; use of scissor lifts, articulating lifts, and bucket trucks; use of personal protective equipment; dust, odors, fumes, high levels of noise, and temperature extremes; working near steam and moving machinery and in tight areas and confined spaces, e.g., manholes and crawl spaces; working with and around chemicals/solvents; working in research labs and animal facilities; working in outdoors in inclement weather.

The schedule for the position is Monday to Wednesday and Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 


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.