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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC SENIOR

Recruitment #18-000606-0015

GRADE

8

LOCATION OF POSITION

There are several positions available within the Facilities Operations & Maintenance Division of the Department of General Services at facilities located in Annapolis, Catonsville, Essex/Rosedale, Baltimore City and Bel Air, Maryland.

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Maintenance Supervisor in the building and grounds maintenance trades performing plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, electrical and landscaping duties. This position may also serve as a lead worker of a team of maintenance mechanics.

This is an emergency essential classification subject to emergency release procedures. Employees in this classification must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night and are required to remain or report for duty at such hours as needed to maintain the continuous operation of this agency.

If you are the selected candidate you will be required to take a Pre-Employment Physical.  This will assess your ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position.

POSITION DUTIES

A Maintenance Mechanic Senior is the advanced level of work in the building and grounds maintenance trades.  An employee in this class is required to perform general maintenance tasks such as simple construction, repairs to roadways and walks, routine preventative maintenance, heavy janitorial and general services work.  Although the bulk of the employee’s work time is spent in the actual performance of maintenance and repair tasks, on occasion the employee may serve as a lead worker.  

Duties for this position include but are not limited to:

- Maintain grounds by performing maintenance repairs on associated gasoline operating equipment; mows lawn area; and clears roadway, parking lot and sidewalk of debris and clutter.  Work with and/or supervise community service workers to maintain landscaped areas, flowered areas and shrubbery.

- Perform repairs to building by replacing ceiling tiles, plaster, floor tile and concrete areas, including thresholds and doorways; and repairs doors, locks, hinges and related hardware.

- Visually inspects plumbing fixtures and completes repairs.  Corrects spills, leaks, breakage and cleans up same.

- Address all emergency breakdowns on HVAC equipment, air conditioning equipment or heating operations throughout the complex.  Also assist in installation of new HVAC equipment when necessary.  Replace filters and belts on air handling equipment.  Replace heating coils, cleaning coils and condensate drains on HVAC equipment.  Repair and replace pneumatic heating and cooling valves, as well as, repacking and replacing seals in the event of breakdowns.  Remove and replace fan motors weighing from 25 to 150 lbs.   Recalibrate and replace room thermostats when necessary.

- Assist in the rebuilding and repairing of motors and pumps when they can be repaired.  Oil and grease motors and pumps on generators and large equipment to ensure uninterrupted service.

- Drive State vehicle to perform pick-up and delivery of materials.

- Receive supplies, keep records and store materials in neat and orderly fashion.  Maintain inventory records for materials used.

- Collect recycling materials and prepare for collection.  Records recycling quantities.

- Make repairs to electrical tools.

- Other functions that may be required that enables this agency to fulfill its overall government mission which is to maintain all State land and structures for the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Division of DGS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of the eighth grade.

Experience: Four years of experience in any combination of the maintenance trades of which three years shall have been in the trades of electricity, plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration or air conditioning.

Notes:

1. Applicants may substitute additional experience in any of the maintenance trades on a year-for-year basis for up to three years of the required education.

2. A degree from an accredited vocational or technical high school with a major in Building Maintenance or a related field may be substituted for up to three years of the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a non-commissioned officer in utilities repair classifications or construction and engineering specialty codes in any combination of maintenance trades on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess experience operating and repairing lawn maintenance equipment and small gasoline powered equipment.

Candidates with a valid State of Maryland Driver's License are desired.

Preference will be given to candidates with landscaping skills including planting, mulching, trimming and grass cutting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to support that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications MUST BE submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after the closing date will not be considered. 

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you are required to submit a college transcript at the time of application.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

You MUST possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job – Verification will be completed by the appointing authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process.  Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of an examination.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week.  You must include on your application the time spent on such activity.  You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants are encouraged to upload proof of education (transcripts), professional license and certifications, when applicable, during the recruitment process as these items will be required at the time of selection.    

Contact tammy.vehstedt@maryland.gov  or call 410-767-4986 with questions about this recruitment.  

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at www.dbm.maryland.gov – click on the State Jobs tab.  If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Room 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity, as an equal opportunity employer.

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