Maintenance Technician - Region V

Commonwealth of MA Trial Court (Boston MA)

Post: Oct 28 2019

Type: Employment


NOTES This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

This posting covers Region V which are the following courts: Brighton, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, East Boston, Edward Brooke Court, John Adams Court, Malden, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, Suffolk County Court, Waltham, West Roxbury, and Woburn.

This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.


The Trial Court is committed to: fair and impartial administration of justice; protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties; equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion; efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes; prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


MISSION STATEMENT OF THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT: The Facilities Management Department of Trial Court provides for the management and maintenance of 63 state-owned courthouses located in ten counties of the Commonwealth. The Department is committed to administering effective property management, and for ensuring the delivery of quality services necessary for the efficient and reliable operation of all of the facilities which it maintains.


POSITION SUMMARY This series is responsible for assisting in a range of skilled trades duties for both licensed and unlicensed trades. The duties focus on the application of complex materials and compounds consistent with general contracting work. Other duties include providing assistance in repairing, installing and testing various types of systems and equipment. A classification above the entry level requires the performance of increasingly more responsible and complex work which requires advanced skill and experience. Employees are appointed at the entry level and are eligible for reclassification to the higher grade within this series consistent with the requirements in the job description. The position title reverts to the entry level of this series when there is a vacancy.


Receives moderate supervision from the Facilities Supervisor in performing structured but not always routine work; Moderate judgment is required.


Maintenance Technician I - This is the entry level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform minor repairs and improvements in a variety of trades under the direction of a building or maintenance supervisor.

Maintenance Technician II - This is the second level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected begin to develop a trade of expertise utilized by the Court Facilities Bureau and have the ability to work independently in the performance of standard maintenance and repairs.


Maintenance Technician I Duties: The following list of major duties represents a composite list of typical duties performed by individuals in this position. Specific duties performed by an incumbent will vary depending upon the Division and the department within the Division: * Assists in servicing and replacing minor plumbing fixtures; * Performs minor electrical work not requiring a licensed electrician such as replacing light bulbs and fuses; * Assists in minor carpentry and repair work; * Maintain machinery, equipment, and tools by cleaning, lubricating, greasing, and oiling, to ensure optimum working order; * Applies paint, varnish, and stain to all types of surfaces in order to protect and beautify surfaces using appropriate tools and equipment; and * Performs related duties as required.

Maintenance Technician II Duties: * Performs preventive maintenance and makes repairs to heating, ventilating, air conditioning equipment according to instructions such as replacing belts on motors, changing filters, bearings, etc; * Maintains and makes routine repairs to electrically powered equipment and appliances according to instruction from senior technicians and equipment service manuals; * Apply carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair, and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceiling, windows, doors, roofs, gutters, and locks; * Perform structural repair, alterations, or improvement work such as preparing surfaces for plaster or cement work; studding, wiring, and plastering walls. Install glass in doors and windows;


All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

  • Ethics and Values Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Court Facilities Department and the Trial Court.

  • Mission Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Court Facilities Department missions.

  • Applied Knowledge Understands standard facility management methods, codes, and operational best practices.

  • Problem Solving Accurately assesses maintenance problems of a routine nature and initiates corrective action.

  • Continuous Learning Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improve himself or herself through training and making use of new methods and equipment.

  • Commitment to Diversity Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

  • Customer Service Contributes to a departmental environment emphasizing conduct that is courteous and professional toward both Trial Court employees and the public.

  • Collaboration Works with others cooperatively, and demonstrates teamwork, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared goals.


These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Maintenance Technician:

Maintenance Technician I Requirements: * A high school diploma and at least one year of general building repair and maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Knowledge in a variety of trade areas common to the field of building maintenance; * Knowledge of the use and operation of hand tools, power tools, and equipment; * Ability to lift and carry heavy objects; * Ability to climb and work on scaffolds and ladders; * Physical stamina and endurance;

Additional Requirements for Maintenance Technician II: * A minimum of two years’ experience working at the entry level; * A demonstration of competence and expertise in an area of specialization consistent with licensed and unlicensed trades utilized by the Court Facilities Bureau; * The acquisition of a trade or technical license where applicable is preferred; * Ability to give direction and instruction to less senior staff;



Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.


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