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Property Operations Assistant
Harvard University Campus Services
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May 23, 2017
USA - MA - Cambridge
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
Ensures the properties are maintained to the high standards established by HRE, for all physical aspects of buildings, systems, and grounds to include picking up trash.
Monitors buildings to ensure that all systems are maintained in good working order: mechanical systems and equipment, heating, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, fixtures, carpentry, doors, locks and windows. Must have a strong ability to identify, diagnose, and resolve MEP related issues.
Responsible for the completion and imputing of all assigned work requests, maintenance projects, and various assigned tasks.
Participates in performing building inspections with a focus on related building issues and ensure preventative maintenance measures are being implemented. Coordinates inspections to ensure compliance with codes, environmental requirements, and safety regulations.
Oversees the completion of repairs to systems and equipment including, but not limited to: mechanical, electrical, heating, plumbing, carpentry components and appliances by coordination and managing the work of outside contractors or internal University resources. This includes ensuring that contractual requirements are being met.
This position is classified as "critical personnel." All critical personnel are expected to be on site during emergency situations, including but not limited to snow storms and other severe weather, in order to ensure the safety of the building, building occupants, and the general public.
Works closely with Property Manager and the rest of the building team to effectively communicate building issues.
Overtime is required as needed As part of the OT requirement, this position may be required to work at other HRE properties and will be part of the rotating
24/7 On Call
weekly rotation for POA's. When On-Call the hours of work are 8:30- 5:00pm. A POA when On-Call, must be able to respond on-site within an hour when the situation requires their presence.
HRE provides and requires that all POA staff be in the approved uniform.
May be required to perform other duties as required.
Reports to Property Manager. Works as part of a team with the Property Manager and Property Administrator to ensure a high standard of building maintenance and operation of all building systems, (such as HVAC, MEP, and life safety systems), for a portfolio of commercial and or office buildings.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
High School diploma or equivalent, with a technical certification or minimum 3+ years relevant work experience in facilities required. Must have demonstrated experience in building operations, construction, maintenance, or facilities management.
Broad knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and carpentry systems required. Experience managing vendor/contract relationships preferred. A high degree of professionalism and the ability to work independently as well as effectively with others is required in this position. Must be detail oriented and have a good safety record, and the ability to take and follow direction intelligently. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize one's own work. An ongoing willingness to acquire new skills and utilize technology to streamline processes and problem solve is essential. Strong references relating to good interpersonal and problem-solving skills will also be required. Must be available to accept over-time for snow removal, maintenance emergencies, special projects, and peak season demands. Must be physically fit, professionally groomed, and alert at all times. Must have or be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
Must be able to perform all duties in a facilities environment that includes exposure to loud noises, temperature extremes, inclement weather conditions, airborne particles, vibration, hazardous materials, stairs, ladders, confined spaces, etc.: requires stooping, bending, climbing, reaching, lifting, and carrying; working from ladders, scaffolds, high-lifts, and in confined spaces; and lifting carrying objects weighing up to 65 pounds. Required to wear personal protective equipment and clothing when appropriate.
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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: 42517BR
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About Harvard University Campus Services
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. T
he 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.
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