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Maintainer I (2nd shift)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions, Facilities

POSITION TITLE: Maintainer I                                                                      

AGENCY: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

SALARY: Grade 10

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                               

The Maintainer I performs general janitorial and custodial work in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of assigned building areas. The incumbent sets up and dismantles furniture and equipment for special events, moves furniture, equipment, books, and office supplies for relocations, and performs related work as required.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.                                                                                                                                                     


Head of Custodial Section or other employees of higher grade, who provide instruction, assign work, and review performance through inspections and reports for compliance with standard procedures

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF:  N/A                                                 

THEIR STAFF: N/A                                                                                                                                                               


  • Cleans and sanitizes restroom facilities and drinking fountains in accordance with established University health standards
  • Cleans all surfaces in offices, classrooms, common spaces, restrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, and other spaces
  • Empties and cleans waste receptacles, transports contents to designated disposal sites
  • Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes, polishes, buffs, and applies special finishes to floors
  • Vacuums, shampoos, and spot cleans carpets and walk-off mats
  • Changes light bulbs for internal and external fixtures around the perimeter of buildings and cleans lenses and light fixtures
  • Cleans return air grilles and supply diffusers
  • Washes the interior and exterior of windows and glass surfaces
  • Dusts, polishes, removes graffiti from, and rearranges furniture
  • Moves furniture, equipment, books, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, etc.
  • Sets up and dismantles staging, chairs, tables, or other required equipment for special events
  • Locks/unlocks buildings, turns on/turn off lighting for buildings
  • Identifies maintenance or repairs needed and reports condition for work order identification
  • Determines cleaning supplies required for assigned work areas and orders materials through supervisor
  • Makes general repairs of a minor nature using simple hand tools, i.e., tighten screws on furniture, snake toilet drains, change belts on vacuum cleaners
  • Sweeps and cleans walkways around assigned buildings and keeps entries free of snow, ice, and other debris
  • Services bottled water stations
  • Delivers supplies and equipment to university buildings as required.
  • Works with other trades in maintenance, repair, and construction work under the supervision of qualified craft workers.  May be temporarily assigned to a Grounds crew for peak maintenance periods or for special events needs (See Maintainer I – Grounds Job Description for possible assignment details)
  • Supports University policy regarding affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, safe work practices, hazardous materials handling, discriminatory harassment, substance abuse, and/or other university policy or legal issues
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others
  • Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
  • Ability to climb and work on ladders and scaffolds
  • Physical stamina and endurance
  • Manual dexterity
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle


  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities
  • Knowledge of the state procedures governing the purchasing and requisitioning of supplies and equipment
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.
  • Knowledge of the standard procedures followed in the storage of building custodial and cleaning materials
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used for the security of buildings and property
  • Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in 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 chainsaws, hedge trimmers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the techniques followed in weed control
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of pesticides
  • Knowledge of standard storekeeping methods and practices, including the receipt, storage, issuance, and delivery of varied stock items including perishable goods
  • Knowledge of the proper storage methods such as palatizing, binning, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials handling equipment used in storekeeping
  • Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques for handling hazardous products and fragile, durable, and perishable goods
  • Knowledge of the standard record-keeping techniques and procedures used in storekeeping
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of inventory control of supplies and equipment
  • Knowledge of standard procedures, methods, and materials used in packaging materials and supplies for shipment
  • Knowledge of the various methods used in transporting goods, materials, and equipment
  • Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols, and standard abbreviations used in storekeeping
  • Knowledge of the methods followed in building custodial, maintenance, groundskeeping, and storekeeping work
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials, tools, and equipment used in building maintenance, groundskeeping, and storekeeping work
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in building maintenance, custodial, groundskeeping and storekeeping work
  • Skill in the use of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.
  • Skill in the use of handheld power tools, such as drills, chain saws, and hedge trimmers
  • Skill in the use of a variety of motorized equipment such as snow blowers, lawnmowers, forklifts, dollies, rototillers, etc.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records



Based upon assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.


  • Ability to learn and adhere to university procedures involving the handling of cleaning agents, pesticides, or other potentially hazardous materials
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and adhere to plans and specifications
  • Ability to climb up to 60 feet on ladders, scaffolds, and man lifts
  • Ability to interact diplomatically with building occupants

Physical Activity / Frequency: 

Sitting - Rare

Walking - Constant

Climbing Stairs - Constant

Crouching/Bending/Stooping - Constant

Reaching - Constant

Grasping - Constant

Pushing/Pulling - Frequent

Near Vision - Frequent

Far Vision - Frequent

Talking - Frequent

Hearing - Frequent

Smell - Occasional

Lifting/Carrying (50lbs) - Frequent

Travel - Rare

Frequency Key (hours per day):  Never = 0; Rare = up to 1 hour; Occasional = 1 to 3 hours; Frequent = 3 to 6 hours; Constant = 6 to 7 ½ hours.

No. of Positions: 1

Internal/External: X

State Funded: Yes

Salary: 41,672.28 - 56,093.96

Hours: Monday - Friday - 3p - 11p

Grade: 10

Union: AFT Maintainers 

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And more!

Benefits for AFT Maintainers Union-AFT Maintainers

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is June 20, 2024.

The review of applications will be ongoing.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class. UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Clery Disclosure Notice of Availability

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. The body of the report also contains contact information for various campus and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance. A digital copy of the report can be accessed on Jeanne Clery & Campus Security Authority. 

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