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About the Opportunity:
Under the general supervision of the Plumbing Supervisor, perform a
variety of duties in the maintenance operation of the Plumbing,
Life Safety Departments. Position will be expected to perform
duties as required, in all Plumbing 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
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
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
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 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.
Valid Massachusetts driver's license required. A Journeyman plumber
license required. Sprinkler fitter and Master Plumber license is
- This position is 40 hours a week and some mandatory
- Must be able to work on various shifts and assume duties on a
- This position requires a criminal background check.
- All University staff members must successfully complete a
90-day probationary period.
- Plumber / Maintenance Mechanic is considered Essential
Personnel. This is a condition of employment.
- Job description subject to change based upon the University
needs and demands.
Must be able to work overtime as required. This position is 40
hours a week
Shift days and hours: TBD
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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