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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.


Job Description

Instrumentation Mechanic Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the HVAC Shop Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor or other designated staff, the Instrumentation Mechanic performs skilled journeyman level work in the operation, maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical, pneumatic and digital controls for refrigeration, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, and the College’s Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS). Monitors the EMCS from multiple locations and reviews data/readings and makes necessary adjustments. 
Provides written (electronic) records of work completed on a daily basis. Communicates with supervisors, contractors, Work Order Center and customers on a continuous basis through multiple means. Employees may perform other duties as assigned to meet the needs of Trades and Facilities Services and Boston College. This position is deemed essential.

Please post before noon March 9, 2024. Employees who would like to be 

considered for this position should apply at the Department of Human 

Resources, 129 Lake Street Room 110, before 5:00 pm on March 16, 2023

Chris Laflamme 3/9 
John Bogdan 3/9


• Must have a minimum of three years recent, full-time experience working for a licensed Contractor, or maintenance organization installing, repairing, testing, calibrating pneumatic and digital control systems.
• Proficient knowledge and demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair HVAC and Refrigeration systems controls (pneumatic and digital).
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and ability to work from written or verbal instructions
• Skilled in the use of equipment and tools used in the HVAC trade
• Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
• Ability to assist vendors as directed by their supervisor 
• Maintains paper and electronic records
• Maintains appropriate parts and equipment inventory levels to facilitate quick and seamless repairs and maintenance
• Demonstrates working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). Utilizes tablet and desktop computer systems to monitor, adjust and trouble systems and to track and report work progress.
• Must be able to read and understand plans, blueprints and schematics related to HVAC
and refrigeration systems.
• Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
• High School graduate/GED
• Must be able to communicate orally, read, comprehend, write, reason and analyze and perform calculations
• Must be able to bend, sit, squat, stand, crawl, walk, climb, push/pull, kneel, handle objects (manual dexterity), reach above shoulder level and use fine finger movements.
• Must be able to lift over 50 pounds.
• The employee will be subject to the following Environmental Conditions on the job:
o    Exposure to excessive noise
o    Will be around moving machinery
o    Exposure to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity
o    Exposure to dust, fumes, gasses
o    Will drive motorized equipment
o    Will work in confined quarters with proper PPE

• EPA Universal Recovery License a plus
• Possession of an Electrical license or other trades licenses a plus 
• Experience with and an understanding of Direct Digital Controls (DDC), Johnson Controls (Metasys) and/or Schneider (EcoStruxure) energy management systems preferred. 
• Experience in a higher education environment a plus

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
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Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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