Heat and Vent (HVAC) Mechanic

Heat and Vent (HVAC) Mechanic

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Job Description:

Heat and Vent (HVAC) Mechanic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


The MIT Department of Facilities, Repair and Maintenance group has an immediate opening for five (5) HVAC Mechanic positions to perform a broad range of duties in building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) operations and maintenance.

MIT is a world-renowned university that employs more than 12,000 people working in a wide range of positions. If you want to be part of a mission-driven organization—explore our opportunities.


MIT offers a wide range of benefits for eligible employees, such as generous vacation, health insurance, tuition assistance and an award-winning employee recognition program.  But there’s much more … See our Exceptional Benefits brochure to learn more about the benefits and perks available to our employees.




“MIT is more than a school. If you want to be a part of something big, this is the place.”


“It’s more than just an employer, it’s a community. When someone says they’ve been here 25 years, it’s not like 25 years at a corporate organization, because you might have had five completely different careers here.”


I arrived here a soldier and I’m a veteran now and a strong veterans’ advocate. What I like most about working at MIT is the commitment level and passion of everyone here. You don’t have to be a PHD or a rocket scientist to contribute here.”


Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent; a minimum of five years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of building HVAC systems including building management systems; specific experience in the operation of steam heating systems, HVAC controls, gas- and oil-fired heating systems and boilers, and water treatment and refrigeration systems and hands-on experience in the repair, replacement, and adjustment of their operating components; ability to troubleshoot repairs and install pneumatic temperature control systems; experience with Windows, Word, and email; ability to communicate and interact with vendors and work with customers and other tradespeople to plan and complete tasks; ability to read ladder diagrams, blueprints, and schematics; knowledge of and ability to repair all types of pumps; ability to order parts and materials; and knowledge of environmental rooms such as Harris environmental.
  • Must maintain a valid Massachusetts’ driver’s license.
  • Massachusetts’ refrigeration and oil burner technician licenses are preferred, as is a universal refrigerant recovery certificate.
  • Sheet metal license and experience also preferred.


Employees working essential work shifts are required to work all holidays, snow emergencies, and emergency Institute closings*.


MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists.



Job # Shift
15686 Mon, Thurs thru Sun, 7am-3pm *
15685 Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm
15379 Mon-Fri, 3pm-11pm


* Essential work shift


To Apply:

Interested candidates may apply online at https://careers.mit.edu. Please reference job number 15686, 15685, or 15379 and indicate where you saw this posting. 


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


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