HVAC Mechanic (Chilled Water Plant)

Date: Feb 23, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Shift to Be Determined


Description of duties of position:

Will operate and maintain a semi-automated Chilled Water Plant utilizing York Turbomaster Chillers and associated pumps, valves, cooling towers, strainers, water treatment system, control systems and low-pressure steam systems. Will maintain records and logs of plant operations. Will install and maintain air conditioning and refrigeration systems and associated compressors, heat transfer coils, bearings, belts, pneumatic and DDC control systems. Within the lab, will operate and maintain compressed air systems, oil burners, low-pressure steam heating systems, and hot water heating systems. Will respond to emergency HVAC problems. Required to climb and maneuver on ladders, staging and work platforms and/or tight spaces, lift heavy objects up to 50#. Ability to climb over and around equipment in construction areas is a must. Position may require candidate to be on his/her feet upwards to 70-80% of the time.

Qualifications required of applicant:


Massachusetts Refrigeration Technicians license is required. Journeyman Pipefitter’s license desirable. Experience with Building Automation Systems desirable. Minimum of five years’ experience in the refrigeration field with solid experience in central chilled water plant operations and pneumatic/DDC control systems. Minimum supervision required. Must obtain within 15 months a 3A Hoisting Licenses required to operate overhead cranes. Position may require candidate to be on his/her feet upwards to 70-80% of the time. Must be able to work all shifts as required by MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Required to work during the site wide semi-annual steam plant facilities maintenance shutdowns.

Job Description

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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