General Mechanic, Facilities Management

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
24 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Initiative to independently identify needed work, and judgment to handle emergencies and special events.
  • Respond to daily house and emergency calls
  • Ability to follow and complete work orders (CAMMS) and preventative maintenance (CMMS) duties and provide updates on the work order status.
  • Must attend training, workshops and meetings as required
  • Ability to work alone efficiently, productively, and with minimal supervision on weekend or night shift
  • Follow safety precautions with appropriate PPE; providing an environment for personal and public safety.
  • Follow department policies.
  • Maintain a clean work site and area that minimally interferes with University operations.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned



Required Skills

Required Skills

  • Five to eight years related experience in the maintenance and repair of building systems
  • Ability to specify proper parts and equipment for repairs and new installations.
  • Requires a working knowledge of computer software including databases and office suite software.
  • Experience with building automation systems graphical interface, preferably Siemens Building Automation systems.
  • Position will routinely require the ability to lift and move heavy items and equipment.
  • Position will routinely require the use of ladders and accessing elevated areas such as catwalks.
  • The position will interact within the laboratory setting.
  • Must be able to work in close proximity to animals.
  • Ability to read blue prints.
  • Must be able to lift and move items and equipment up to 70 pounds.
  • The position requires the ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write fluently in the English language.
  • Must have and maintain valid driver’s license.
  • Work requires 5 years’ experience with the credentials of a Massachusetts Journeyman’s License(s) in the appropriate specialties and building maintenance experience.
    • Specialty:  maintain valid Mass. Plumber’s, Refrigeration Technician, or Electrician’s License.


  • Mass. Plumber’s License
  • Mass. Journeyman Steamfitter’s License.
  • Mass. Electrician’s License.
  • Mass. Boiler Operator’s License.
  • Mass. Waste Water operator’s license.
  • Mass. Refrigeration License and a Federal Reclamation License.
  • Certified Backflow Prevention Device Inspector.