Harvard Divinity School is seeking a Property Operations Assistant who will provide operation, maintenance, and repair services for the Harvard Divinity School systems and buildings. Reporting to the Facility Manager, the Property Operations Assistant will provide maintenance support for 7 buildings on the Harvard Divinity School campus working under minimal supervision, performing a wide range of campus maintenance functions. These services include but are not limited to:
1. Preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance, daily mechanical room inspection and troubleshooting and providing corrective solutions to complex HVAC system failures. 2. Ensures that properties are maintained to the standards established by the Facilities Manager, for all physical aspects of buildings, systems, and grounds 3. Monitors to ensure that all systems are maintained in good working order: mechanical systems and equipment, heating, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, and fixtures. 4. Completes work requests, maintenance projects, and operational assignments with a minimum of supervision. 5. Completes minor repairs to systems and equipment including, but not limited to: mechanical, electrical, heating, plumbing, carpentry components, and appliances. 6. Participates in performing building inspections, preventative maintenance, and monitoring of environmental programs. 7. Coordinates the work of outside contractors. 8. Assists Facilities Manager with projects and completes other duties as assigned. 9. Assists the school with Furniture moving and event support. 10. This position is considered essential and is required to report to duty when scheduled or as needed even when the institution is otherwise closed due to weather or another emergency. Workdays and hours are subject to change to meet the needs of Harvard Divinity School.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the knowledge and skills at professional and/or trade person's level to perform operating, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, systems as well as commercial appliances, book conveyance system, fire protection equipment, basic carpentry, and locksmith work. The incumbent will also be required to maintain inventory control, order supplies, solicit proposals for parts and services; assign, reviews and supervise contractors' work to assure contract work completion as assigned.
Drawing on its historical strength in Christian studies and its significant resources in global religious studies, Harvard Divinity School educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals for leadership and service both nationally and internationally. To help in building a world in which people can live and work together across religious and cultural divides, we strive to be a primary resource in religious and theological studies for the academy, for religious communities, and in the public sphere.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years' experience in the management of physical facilities, including vendor and/or staff supervision experience.
Must have journeyman-level experience in maintenance, construction, or building trades. Knowledge of Building Automation System (BAS), HVAC, plumbing, electrical and carpentry systems.
Valid driver's license.
Must be available for 24-hour emergency on-call service on a rotational basis.
Must accommodate business demands and, when determined to be necessary, accept over-time for snow removal, maintenance emergencies, special projects, and peak season hours.
This position is considered essential and is required to report to duty when scheduled or as needed even when the institution is otherwise closed due to weather or another emergency. Workdays and hours are subject to change to meet the needs of Harvard Divinity School.
Must be able to work outside in different weather conditions and be able to climb stairs and ladders and work at flat building roofs for equipment or roof maintenance.
Advanced education and/or technical training beyond high school.
Good communication and documentation practices by using basic computer skills and office software such as Outlook email, MS words, Excel, Power Point, CMMS, etc. is critical.
Must be able to push, pull, lift up to fifty pounds and routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site; must be able to stand, walk, carry, stoop, kneel, bend, reach overhead, climb, and focus both near and far.
Must maintain positive attitude, have exceptional customer service, work effectively on teams, and support the department in maintaining a high level of affiliate and occupant satisfaction.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45300BR
About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.