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Maintainer II (Grounds)

Apply now Job no: 522390
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: M&T Grade 11 - Step 1 $1,671.29 to Step 14 $2,270.01
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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.

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.
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid US driver’s license to legally 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 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.

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

Please submit 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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