New England Aquarium
  • Facilities
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full Time Regular

New England Aquarium is seeking an experienced Plumber to join the Campus Operations Team and contribute to the maintenance of the vast plumbing systems that keep the animal collection safe and the facilities operating at peak performance. The Plumber, inspects, overhauls, and repairs all plumbing systems throughout the Aquarium and collaborates with individual departments and the Campus Operations team to provide a high level of service to the organization. This position is part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 32BJ, District 615.

New England Aquarium has implemented comprehensive safety protocols for employees and visitors to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. As a member of our team, you will be provided with the training and resources needed to ensure a safe and rewarding experience. In addition, the Aquarium requires all staff to be vaccinated with one booster shot (when eligible) against COVID-19 unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved.

This is a full-time regular position offering a comprehensive benefits package. The schedule will be Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Work must be conducted on-site.


  1. Works within preventive maintenance system to maintain our current plumbing systems (i.e., pumps, filtering systems, piping systems, steam, water, and compressed air systems).
  2. Inspects, overhauls, and repairs components of our plumbing systems throughout the Aquarium complexes in Boston and Quincy.
  3. Lays out projects, prepares materials list, and completes installations or repairs when assigned.
  4. Performs maintenance requests on all plumbing systems as submitted in the Corrective Maintenance System to assist other divisions at the Aquarium.
  5. Assists during snow removal operations.
  6. Assists other colleagues in Facilities as needed.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.
  8. Works one weekend day without direct supervision by Facilities management.


Minimum Training and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years' experience maintaining pumps, filtration systems, and other plumbing systems.
  • Electrical and Chiller/HVAC familiarity.
  • Valid drivers' license.
  • MA Hoist License or a willingness to train and obtain a license is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently to complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to provide excellent service to internal customers.
  • Organized and able to plan projects and execute them in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to lift up to 59 lbs. regularly and occasionally up to 100 lbs. or more

*Please note candidates for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical.

For more information and to apply online please visit:

New England Aquarium is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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