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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Building Operator in Newton, Massachusetts

The Building Operator is responsible for the maintenance of all equipment and building systems related to the assigned facility.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

  • Strong mechanical background; must be licensed trades, with (5) years experience in trade.

  • Must be able to work with outside contractors and vendorsOperates and maintains reverse osmosis system.

  • Active member of the Chemical Response Team.

  • Works with all outside agencies performing inspections.

  • Performs all minor renovations and installations as directed by the Facilities Department.Must be familiar with telephone and data cabling systems to coordinate changes and repairs with appropriate technicians.

  • Performs general maintenance such as changing light bulbs, repairing floor tiles, ceiling tile replacement, etc.

  • May be required to perform shipping and receiving at the loading dock and enter information into DFCI receiving Department’s computer database when needed.

  • May be required to deliver packages to the designated areas and forward the associated paperwork to DFCI receiving department when needed.

  • Responsible for maintaining records of work done, time records and P/M records through the CMMS system.

  • Maintain and repair steam boiler in absence of Dry Dock Building Operator

  • Must provide the highest level of personal safety protection at all times.

  • Able to identify and correct mechanical problems as they arise

  • Must be able to perform emergency generator tests and compile appropriate documentation.Responsible for PH neutralizing system’s operation and documentation.

  • Responsible for cleanliness and set up of all conference rooms, including audio-visual equipment and other supplies.May be required to perform outside normal job areas at the direction of his supervisor in the interest of a safe environment.

  • Will be required to be on-call and will act as a back up to the other building operators.

  • Must keep mechanical floors neat and orderly each day.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate.

  • Strong mechanical background – must be a multi-licensed tradesmen (HVAC, Electrical and /or Plumbing), with 5 years minimum experience.

  • Wastewater operator ll level , preferred.

  • 2nd class fireman or 3rd class engineer license, preferred

  • Required to have experience pertaining to all building utility system operations.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Job ID: 2020-19216

Grade: 98

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Street: 300 Boylston St.