The Watch Engineer will perform a number of duties, including: operate and maintain a low-pressure boiler plant, chiller plant, air handlers and all associated equipment; monitor computer readings and make required adjustments to maintain climate control in all areas of the Museum; start-up, operate and/or shut down the plant; monitor and operate boilers, feed pumps, water pumps, fans, compressors and other auxiliary equipment; control flow of elements according to conditions as monitored by computer to maintain desired climate in various areas of the Museum; record temperatures, humidity, and fuel consumption at various sites; maintain boiler room log; read and record utility (gas, water, electric and oil) meters; disassemble pumps, compressors and other units as necessary for scheduled maintenance; clean, repair or replace parts as necessary; as required, use machine tools for fabricating, weld with gas, replace or apply insulation; disconnect, remove and replace motors, replace or install piping; carry out scheduled preventive maintenance program as directed; work from charts, specifications, manuals, written and verbal instruction; use tools and equipment such as staging, lathe, drill press, hand power tools, sheet metal tools, gauges, and computers; respond to all emergencies: fire alarms, floods, leaks, temperature and humidity alarms, etc; assist with controlling emergency and write incident reports.

Requirements include: 3 to 5 years of watch engineering experience and related training; Boiler License required; HVAC License preferred; strong computer skills; will be required to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.

For consideration, please submit your résumé and cover letter to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.




Full Time


40.00 hours per week

Fri&Sat, 3:00pm-11pm, Sun-Tues, 11:00pm-7:00am


December 1, 2017


Facilities, HVAC