Featured video: 47 years, and still going strong

Peter Hicks is currently the longest-serving employee in the MIT Department of Facilities.

With over four decades of dedicated service to MIT, Peter Hicks has the longest tenure within the Department of Facilities. Watch Video


At age 24, Peter Hicks began his employment here at MIT. Now, with over 47 years of service to the Institute, Hicks has the longest tenure within the Department of Facilities.

Over his time at MIT, Hicks has held a variety of positions — everything from bulb-snatching across campus to his current position collecting and delivering packages for MIT Mail Services. “I just love MIT as a place to work,” says Hicks. “And I hope that anyone else who comes along has the same feelings.”

Hicks is in no rush to slow down. Even now, with almost five decades of work at MIT, he says he has no plans for retirement in sight. “I’m just going to give it day by day and year by year, and see what happens,” he says. “If I’m here longer than I expect, that’ll be good too.” 

This Labor Day we honor Hicks, and all those who work hard each day to keep MIT running.

Video by: Melanie Gonick/MIT News | 3 min 20 sec

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