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Maintenance Mechanic (Anticipated Vacancy)Augusta , Maine , United States | Operations & Maintenance | Full-time Apply by: April 16, 2024 Apply with Linkedin ApplyOpening Date: April 1, 2024Closing Date: April 16, 2024Job Class Code: 8281Grade: 12Salary: $17.25 – $22.62/Hour Includes at 15% Salary Market Adjustment Position Number: 004551511JOB DESCRIPTION:This is structure and craft work in the general maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, mechanical systems, and buildings. Work involves a wide variety of mechanical tasks in the installation, general repair and maintenance of heating, power generating, water, electrical systems.TYPICAL DUTIES:

Performs general replacement, upkeep, and repair of heating, plumbing, and electrical fixtures or equipment such as assisting with HVAC maintenance, and similar tasks in order to maintain systems.

Installs and repairs steam, water, and sewage lines in order to repair and maintain plumbing and heating systems.

Repairs and services HVAC equipment in order to ensure safe and effective operation and maximize equipment availability.

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.

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 plumbing, welding, electrical, and general maintenance and repair work.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions needed to perform mechanical 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 lubricate electrical motors, pumps, and other machinery and equipment.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to perform general mechanical repair work.

Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes.

Ability to read, understand and follow blueprints.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Two (2) years’ experience in the general maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, mechanical systems, and buildings. Benefits of working for the State of Maine:No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

Work-Life Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee's pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS).

State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/compensation-benefits) , covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.Thinking about applying?Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

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