Maintenance Mechanic (Bog Brook)

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Gilead, Maine, United States

Job Description

Maintenance Mechanic (Bog Brook)

Gilead , Maine , United States | Maintenance & Operations | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 16, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Opening Date: June 24, 2021

Closing Date: August 16, 2021

Job Class Code: 8281

Grade:12 (Operations/Maintenance)

Salary: $27,809 – $36,400

Location: Gilead (Bog Brook Training Site)

Job Description:

This position provides structure and craft work for the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, mechanical systems, and buildings at DVEM’s Bog Brook Training Site in beautiful Gilead, Maine. Work involves the performance of a wide variety of mechanical tasks in the installation, general repair, and maintenance of heating, water and electrical systems, laundry, kitchen, and farm machinery and equipment; conducts snow plowing; and maintains buildings and grounds. Assignments are received in the form of oral instructions or written work orders. Supervision may be exercised over assigned helpers. Work is performed under general supervision in an independent, remote setting requiring personal initiative.

Tasks or duties:

+ Performs general replacement, upkeep, and repair of heating, plumbing, and electrical fixtures or equipment such as clearing clogged drains, replacing external fixtures and similar tasks in order to maintain systems.

+ Repairs electrical wiring, fixtures, motors, and communication systems in order to maintain electrical systems and equipment.

+ Installs and repairs steam, water, and sewage lines in order to repair and maintain plumbing and heating systems.

+ Operates and services sewage treatment plant in order to ensure efficient plant operation.

+ Maintains, operates, and repairs heating and ventilating systems in order to ensure a comfortable and safe environment.

+ Cleans boilers and replaces and/or repairs worn or broken parts in order to ensure safe and efficient operation.

+ Repairs, maintains, and alters masonry, walls, and woodwork in buildings in order to ensure structural stability and meet tenant requirements.

+ Repairs and services laundry and kitchen equipment in order to ensure safe and effective operation and maximize equipment availability.

+ Cleans, maintains, and services hand tools, machines, equipment, and work area daily in order to comply with safety standards, prolong equipment life, and maintain equipment availability.

+ Operates snow removal equipment in order to clear walks, driveways, and roads.

+ Repairs and maintains hydraulic and mechanical elevators in order to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Knowledge & skills:

+ Knowledge of the tools, materials, equipment, methods, and practices of plumbing, welding, electrical, and general maintenance and repair work.

+ Knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions needed to perform mechanical repair work.

+ Ability to read, understand, and follow manufacturers’ specifications and instructions for using, cleaning, and repairing machinery and equipment.

+ Ability to use standard power and hand tools.

+ Ability to operate acetylene and arc welding equipment.

+ Ability to clean, lubricate, and adjust small engines, electrical motors, pumps, and other machinery and equipment.

+ Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

+ Ability to apply general carpentry and masonry skills.

+ Ability to perform general mechanical repair work.

+ Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes.

+ Ability to read, understand, and follow blueprints.

+ Ability to use electrical test equipment such as ohm and voltage meters.

Minimum qualifications:

Two (2) years’ experience in the general maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, mechanical systems, and buildings

Must pass a federal background check prior to obtaining permanent status.

Must be available to work select weekends.

Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating the following skills or experience:

+ Self-motivation and ability to communicate in order to be successful working at a remote facility without on-site supervision.

+ Experience operating a skid steer, 2-ton plow truck, tractor, and/or commercial lawn mower.

+ Experience with small equipment like chainsaws and string trimmers.

+ Customer service or customer-facing work experience.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter (optional), current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.

If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700.

Contact Information:

David Foss atdavid.e.foss.nfg@mail.milor 207-430-5726

Why work for the State of Maine?

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Paid Holidays

+ Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

+ 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions

+ The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.

+ At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34). Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%. The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment. To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC186545965

Posted On: Jun 26, 2021

Updated On: Aug 19, 2021