Maintainer II - Grounds (Multiple Positions)

Job description

Job no: 508698
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: Grade 11 - Step 1 to Step 14 $1420.51/biweekly to 1929.46 bi-weekly
Applications Open: Jun 03 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

*Multiple positions*

General Summary of Position:

Incumbents of positions in this series perform custodial, grounds keeping or maintenance tasks in a state educational institution. The basic purpose of this work is performing various manual tasks required for the routine maintenance of the buildings and grounds of an educational campus. First shift, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in performing manual labor in connection with the general construction or Grounds maintenance work.


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
  • Ability to stand for prolonged period of time
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffold
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical stamina and endurance
  • Ability to work efficiently & productively both independently in team setting
  • Ability to operate tree trimming equipment
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Knowledge of the methods followed in building custodial, maintenance, and groundskeeping work
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials, tools and equipment used in building, maintenance, and groundskeeping work
  • Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in connection with groundskeeping
  • Knowledge of the proper care and maintenance of equipment used in groundskeeping
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand-held power tools such as chain saws, hedge trimmers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the techniques followed in weed control
  • Knowledge of the procedures followed in pruning and cutting trees

Operational Needs:

  • 24-hour on-call during inclement weather and ability and willingness to be Essential Personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DOT Medical Card
  • MA Hoisting License, minimum of 2D

Special Skills:

Based on assignment, a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 or Motor Vehicle Operator’s License may be required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union position Grade 11 - Step 1 to Step 14 $1420.51/biweekly to 1929.46 bi-weekly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume with your application. Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application. Submission of a cover letter is optional.




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time