Building Operator

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Facilities/Maintenance/Skilled Worker

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Building Operator for Longwood Campus is responsible for the maintenance of all equipment and building systems and performing all minor renovations and installations as directed by the Facilities Department.

This is a Monday- Friday,  3:00pm-11:00pm position located at Longwood Medical Campus. 

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.



  • Strong mechanical background; must be licensed trades, with (5) years experience in trade.
  • Must be able to work with outside contractors and vendors
  • Operates 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.
  • 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.


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.


  • High school graduate.
  • Strong mechanical background – must be a multi-licensed tradesmen. One primary in HVAC, Electrical or Plumbing, and one secondary of another type.
  • Wastewater operator ll level is preferred.
  • 2nd class fireman or 3rd class engineer license preferred.
  • Construction Supervisor license preferred.
  • Required to have experience pertaining to all building utility system operations.



  • Must be “self-starter” with high degree of initiative to correct mechanical problems as they arise.
  • Mechanical knowledge of occupational machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safety on the job for the protection of people, data, property, and the institution.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule, procedure, or guideline.
  • Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to utilize tools of the trade.
  • The ability to communicate, listen, and comprehend information and ideas and work collaboratively with others.


This position may have direct and indirect patient contact.


Handles light materials most of the day, medium to heavy materials frequently. Works in a strained position half of the day, on feet most all of day.  Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to utilize tools of the trade; hearing, visual, and speaking ability should be adequate to communicate, understand technical information, and perform work.  Some exposure to noise and dust will be encountered.


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.

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