Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Maintenance Supervisor

By District Energy posted 03-28-2023 16:55


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

Maintenance Supervisor


The Department of Facilities’ Central Utilities Plant (CUP) seeks a maintenance supervisor to organize and supervise the maintenance staff for the CUP.  Will assign mechanics, electricians, and instrumentation and control personnel to planned work packages; assign personnel directly in the event of emergent, critical work; consult with engineers and manufacturers’ representatives regarding design or procedural changes for improved efficiency and reliability of all power plant equipment; supervise contractors; assist CUP engineers and planner; and ensure all safety and environmental compliance requirements are followed. 


Required Qualifications: 


·         At least five years’ maintenance experience in a power plant or other industrial facility of similar size/complexity to the MIT CUP

·         Broad knowledge of power plant equipment, controls, and systems

·         Demonstrated knowledge of boiler and turbine controls and related mechanical equipment

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills 


Preferred Qualifications: 


·         B.S. in engineering

·         One year of supervisory experience in a union environment

·         Experience leading the maintenance of co-generation units, industrial boilers, large mechanical chillers, and gas turbines

·         Experience using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), preferably SAP


Physical requirements:  lifting weights of up to 50 pounds; working on feet for up to twelve-hour periods; ascending stairs and ladders climbing; wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves, and high voltage protective equipment, etc.).


Working conditions:  extreme variations in noise levels and temperatures/spaces, including exposure to outside environmental conditions with temperatures below 32 or above 100 degrees for more than one hour; proximity to mechanical parts and electrical current; and exposure to high heat or chemicals.


Must be available during planned and unplanned outages and respond to maintenance-related plant emergencies, as needed, on a 24/7 basis.


Interested candidates may apply online at  

Please reference job number 21979.


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