Maintenance Mechanic 1st Class
Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)

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Mass Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is an international center for treatment and home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers. Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.

Mass. Eye and Ear is a member of Mass General Brigham and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In conjunction with Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear is committed to the education of future health care professionals, as well as the education of the public concerning the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases in its specialties and concerning the rehabilitation of patients handicapped by these diseases. In order to provide the highest quality of contemporary care and even better care in the future, Mass. Eye and Ear conducts laboratory and clinical research in its areas of specialty. Mass. Eye and Ear recognizes its obligation to serve as a source of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research in Massachusetts, the United States, and the world.

Maintenance Mechanic; Full-time; 40 hours per week; Evening shift


Under general direction, inspects, monitors and repairs the many and various systems, utilities and equipment of the main hospital and all other building of Massachusetts Eye and Ear.


  • Responsible for troubleshooting, repairing and conducting routine preventative maintenance on production equipment and plant facilities as directed. Performs a variety of minor repair functions as may be required to maintain the heating and cooling systems, medical air system, house water and fire pumps, fire alarm system etc. of all the Hospitals buildings. Performs the necessary rounds/checks to maintain all the hospital buildings, its patients and employees in a safe and comfortable environment. Operates and monitors the processed waste treatment equipment, including response to alarms, summons emergency response crew, and makes required notifications.
  • Inspects hot and cold-water pumps, motors, chillers, air handling and ventilation equipment on a routine basis to insure proper working order. Takes steps to correct problems and seeks support to prevent problems from creating a negative impact on business operations.
  • Works with controls to adjust the heating and cooling systems depending on the season to keep all hospital buildings at a comfortable temperature and to protect damage to buildings and systems.
  • Evaluates and repairs any problems with the above-mentioned equipment or refers the problem to the appropriate people to maintain the heating and cooling systems within all hospital buildings.
  • Trouble shoots problems with equipment on all floors of all hospital buildings to assess the nature of the problem, the urgency for the user, and instigates an appropriate response.
  • Maintains communication links with the Security Staff and Information Coordinator/Operator to ensure rapid response to emergent problems. This shall be accomplished by carrying and operating a two-way radios and operating the pager system. Familiar with emergency response procedures to ensure the timely response of staff to prevent losses.
    Checks all elevators to insure proper working order, recording all problems in a log and initiating service calls when appropriate.
  • Evaluates and repairs problems on the patient floors which include, but are not limited to: broken beds, water problems, light problems, console and bathroom problems to assist the comfort of the patients.
  • Checks and fixes the main doors for safety of patients, visitors and employees.
  • Checks and updates fire extinguishers; changes nitrous tanks and oxygen tanks on various floors in the hospital for safe and proper functioning of these materials.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services in areas where patients and visitors reside who are of various ages and developmental skills. Recognizes the need to assess patient conditions either directly or with the assistance of patient care professionals, which may prove to create anxiety or pose a risk and therefore, modify activities to reduce stress for the patient, visitor and staff. As an example, a patient in restraints usually poses a risk to his/herself or to others. The employee would seek advice regarding entry into the area, the risks posed, the controls necessary and alternatives for providing services.
  • A) subject to a call in anytime for emergencies. B) Respond to problems of all trades during off shift hours as required.

  • Qualifications
    • High school or vocational school diploma or equivalent.

    Due to the hazardous environment and risk present in this position, incumbent must adhere to all departmental and regulatory standards set for hazard/safety precautions in order to minimize risk and exposure.

    Uses personal protection devices and actions to reduce risks and/or exposure to: noise, electricity, steam, respiratory hazards, fire, hot and cold environments, power tools, lifting/pushing, chemicals, heights and elevated platforms, infectious materials and wet surfaces.


    Performs the following on a daily basis:

    • reaches above shoulders,

    • uses fingers of both hands,

    • walking/standing for 8 hours per day,

    • bending, stooping,

    • crawling and kneeling,

    • works in cramped areas,

    • exposed to local exterior climate extremes with additional wind speed,

    • works with power tools and electrical wires.

    Performs the following on an occasional basis (weekly):

    • moderate lifting/pushing (up to 40 pounds),

    • moves heavy equipment (over 100 pounds),

    • works in an area where there are chemicals which are inherent to the building systems,

    • climbs ladders,

    • walks on wet surfaces, and

    • walks on elevated platforms.

    Responds to situations which require rapid simultaneous mental and muscular coordination.

      EEO Statement
      Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

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