State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Maintenance Mechanic in Augusta, Maine

Maintenance Mechanic

Augusta, Maine, United States


Bureau of Real Estate Management

Division of Property Management

Maintenance Mechanic

Code: 8281 Pay Grade: 12 – $14.03 – $18.24 hourly*

*Includes 15% Salary market adjustment

Open for Recruitment: September 14, 2018 – September 28, 2018


This is structure and craft work in the general maintenance and repair of buildings. Work involves the performance of a wide variety of mechanical tasks in the installation, general repair, and maintenance of buildings and grounds. Assignments are received in the form of oral instructions or written work orders. Work is performed under general supervision.


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

  • 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/ installs and tapes sheetrock, and replaces ceiling tile

  • Preps/ paints areas of facilities as needed to maintain appearance

  • Repairs/ replaces carpentry items such as window casements, floor, and door moldings, counters, shelves, and signs.

  • Services, overhauls, and preserves tools of the trade in order to maintain them in proper working order.

  • Performs repairs to existing buildings where carpentry skills are required in order to restore them to proper order.

REQUIREMENTS (Applicants will be screened for possession of these through written, oral, performance, and/or other evaluations).

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

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions needed to perform maintenance and 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 follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to perform general maintenance and repair work.

  • Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes.

  • Ability to read, understand and follow blueprints.


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


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of salary for BU positions. The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly. The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $444.68 biweekly

Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $422.45 biweekly

Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $400.21 biweekly

Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $377.98 biweekly

*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 program.