Building Automation Technician - 2nd Shift (Mon-Fri 3-11pm)

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Facilities/Maintenance/Skilled Worker

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


This position is Monday-Friday from 3-11pm and is eligible for our Evening Shift Differential.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


DFCI has an opening for a Building Automation Technician specializing in Critical Alarm Monitoring System (CAMS) Freezers who will work closely with our CAMS Manager, our Research Faculty and staff, as well as Department Management to provide operational and administrative management support for the CAMS Core at Dana-Farber. 

This will be for 2nd shift, hours are 3pm to 11pm Monday through Friday

  • Provide input into the planning, operation and coordination of the CAMS Core
  • Conduct testing of all equipment on a monthly basis.
  • Perform system wide programming changes
  • Conduct annual Preventative Maintenance for freezers.  Follow up on any issues noted with research staff.  Distribute reports, and manage inventory database for each freezer.
  • Maintain contact information of CAMS Responders in Siemens and AWARE systems
  • Assess and provide recommendations for repair or replacement of malfunctioning equipment
  • Replace freezer batteries upon request
  • Monitor equipment either remotely, or on campus when necessary during scheduled power outages
  • Provide emergency response (as a last resort) for equipment incidents


  • Superb interpersonal skills, service oriented and able to interface with a wide range of personalities.
  • Excellent organizational skills required with the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to work independently and make quick decisions based on a variety of circumstances
  • In-depth knowledge of various types of freezers and lab equipment required.
  • Mechanically Inclined.
  • Knowledge of specimen and tissue handling a plus.
  • Knowledge of computer programming.


  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Experience working with equipment alarms in a research setting a plus.
  • Background in refrigeration, cascade loop/sequence in Ultra-Low Temperature compressors.
  • Basic scientific background a plus.
  • Knowledge of building automation/controls

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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