Full Job Description
The mission of the City of Boston Property Management Department (PMD) is to manage, maintain, repair, and provide security for the City's municipal buildings including City Hall and Faneuil Hall; to preserve the useful life of City facilities; and reduce operating costs through effective preventative maintenance measures.
Under the direction of the Chief Engineer, the Maintenance Mechanic (Building Systems) performs a variety of work to maintain building systems for City-owned buildings, including heating and cooling.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
The Maintenance Mechanic (Building Systems) is responsible for operating equipment in a power plant operating at less than 15 psi:
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on HVAC and other systems; installs, relocates, tests and expands existing systems; inspects, tests, and repairs pipes and boilers systems.
Sets up and interprets results from various gauges and meters.
Troubleshoots and repairs heating and cooling systems using the right tools and with reference to the manufacturer repair manuals.
Procures spare parts for replacement and completes necessary documentation for same.
Complies with all safety regulations for repairing systems.
Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirements and sequence of repairs and/or installations.
Keeps updated records of work performed, completion dates, parts used and time allocated to work performed, utilizing the Department provided resources.
Uses systems used to control HVAC devices like remote controls, handsets, and laptop computers.
Follows standardized operating procedures and local and state guidelines relating to the safe operation of HVAC and other systems.
Reads and understands engineering blueprints for the repair of HVAC and related appliances.
Effectively operates cooling and air conditioning, including heat exchanging compressors, thermostat, motor fans, ducting and electrical controls.
Works on electrical and compression devices. Effectively troubleshoots and diagnosis air conditioning appliances, and detects technical defects malfunctions and other faults.
Maintains effective working relationships with Department employees and private contractors.
Provides exceptional customer service.
Performs related work as required.
Demonstrates knowledge of principles of electricity and mechanical processes pertaining to HVAC systems. Demonstrates adequate knowledge of electro-mechanical systems.
Demonstrates knowledge of mechanical functions like welding, soldering, fabrication, and brazing.
Demonstrates good analytical thinking and communication skills.
Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
Works in small spaces requiring bending and/or crawling.
Physical ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and maneuver a minimum 6 foot ladder.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Must have at least two (2) years of full time, or equivalent part-time, paid experience as an HVAC Technician or in a related field, such as pipe fitter, steam fitter, plumber, electrician, sprinkler fitter, facilities manager, engineer, gas fitter, or refrigeration technician.
Possession of one or more of the following is required:
Mass. Licensed 2nd or 3rd Stationary or Operating Engineer
Mass. Steam Fireman
Mass. Licensed Pipe-fitter or Steamfitter
Mass. Licensed Plumber or Gasfitter
Mass. Licensed Refrigeration Technician ("HVAC")
Mass. Licensed Sprinkler fitter
PREFERRED ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Valid Massachusetts driver's license
Pre-employment Physical Required
CORI Check Required
City of Boston Residency Required
$49,305.00 - $61,160.00 Annually
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114