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Maintenance Working Foreman

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: M&T Grade 14, Step 1$1543.02 to Step 14 $2148.83 from
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General Summary of Position:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

This position oversees and participates in the work of employees engaged in the upkeep, maintenance and repair of buildings and related structures and maintain records of work progress, materials and equipment used, etc.; and perform related work as required.

Job Duties:

1. Oversees and participates in the work of employees engaged in the upkeep and

maintenance of buildings and related structures; snow and ice control in areas near

buildings and campus property

2. Observes progress of work to evaluate workmanship to ensure compliance with

established work standards and to report progress to superiors.

3. Reviews work orders, sketches and diagrams to determine material, equipment and

personnel necessary to complete required work.

4. Maintains records on such matters as work progress, work completed, materials and

equipment used, inventories and employees’ attendance.

5. Perform related duties such as overseeing and participating in snow removal and ice

control work; grounds keeping work including mowing lawns, trimming hedges, raking

leaves and grass; and sweeping walks and driveways and removing and disposing of


6. Determines the need for maintenance or repair of building structures or the

maintenance, repair or replacement of equipment to provide appropriate information to


7. Performs related duties such as requisitioning supplies and equipment; operating

equipment and performing preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and tools.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must have at least two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in building maintenance, repair and/ or construction or in a building construction trade
    • Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action
    • Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in building maintenance and repair work
    • Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in building maintenance and repair work
    • Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures followed in connection with building structures
    • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers, chisels, hammers, etc.
    • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand- held power tools such as drills
    • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment
    • Ability to maintain accurate records
    • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
    • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
    • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolds
    • Physical stamina and endurance
    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Manual dexterity
    • Ability to communicate instructions in a precise, understandable manner
    • Skill in using small hand tools such as pliers, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.; Skill in using hand- held power tools
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Operational Needs:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates who have demonstrated leadership abilities & characteristics including, but not limited to: competency, leadership skills, goal oriented, exceptional performers, motivational, presents a positive attitude, applicable training or similar evidence of potential for success
    • Evidence of meeting employer expectations as evidenced by performance evaluations, workplace respect, tardiness, absenteeism and relevant disciplinary actions
    • Demonstrated ability to understand, explain and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
    • Ability and willingness to be Essential Personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year’s experience successfully supervising or directing the work of others

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is for First Shift - Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

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



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