Maintenance Technician II (Painter, Carpenter, Mason - 3rd Shift)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Building Maintenance
Pay Grade: 14
Categories: Facilities/Grounds

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician II maintains buildings and related structures by applying appropriate skills and methods in painting, carpentry, and masonry. As Painter applies paint, varnish, wallpaper, and similar materials in finishing and decorating interior and exterior surfaces. As Carpenter installs, maintains, finishes, and repairs architectural surfaces, structures, hardware, building system components, structural elements, finishes and repairs equipment/furnishings within campus-wide structures and areas. Mason constructs and repairs brick, block and plasters walls, walkways, repairs manholes and catch basins, performs demolition work, mixes concrete and mortar, applies appropriate skills and methods as necessary in the areas of Masonry. May assist other employees in the performance of their work. Performs related work as required. This is a maintenance function, which includes overtime, returning to work between shifts when directed or called. Responsibilities also include to updating the service desk with current phone number.   


Essential Functions

  • Responds to routine maintenance and emergency calls.
  • Maintains buildings and structures utilizing skills, methods, and tools of the carpentry trade to construct, alter, repair, and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceiling, windows doors, hardware, ramps, shelving, furniture, etc.
  • Prepares surfaces and applies products to industry standards, such as paint, stain, varnish and/or wall covering to surfaces by means of brush, roller, sprayer or other appropriate equipment to finish or refinish surfaces.
  • Erects ladders and scaffolding as needed to perform assigned work.
  • Performs related duties such as wall construction, layout, and demolition, working out of a bucket truck of lift.
  • Interprets and/or sketches layouts of work: estimates length of time, quantities of material and labor needed to complete job.
  • May at times, provide functional supervision.
  • Apply masonry techniques using the proper tools to construct, alter, repair and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, and doors in University buildings and performs related work as required.
  • Required to interpret blueprints, construction drawings, sketches of work to be done.
  • Operates motor vehicle, on and off campus, as assigned.
  • Practices and promotes excellent customer service in the workplace and exhibits a clear commitment to the diverse needs of customers.
  • Performs other related duties as required or directed.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Three (3) year's of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in painting, plus demonstrated competence in carpentry and masonry. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at the high school level or higher, with a major in painting, carpentry or masonry may be substituted for experience and ability to demonstrate competence in all three (3) trades.
  • Current valid Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License required.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the following Maintenance procedures and repairs related to Masonry, Carpentry and Painting.
  • Considerable knowledge of the tools, materials, methods and standard practices of the carpentry, painting and Masonry trades.
  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazard, precautions and safety practices and procedures in the Masonry, Carpentry and Painting trades.
  • Skill in the use of electric and non-electric hand tools.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints and drawings.
  • Ability to make simple estimates of time and materials.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Physical stamina and endurance, ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others, to work as a team, and to interact with others with tact and respect.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Must be able to:

  • Use electric and non-electric hand tools.
  • Work in confined spaces.
  • Climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Have physical stamina and endurance and ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.


Additional Details

This position is essential. This includes the obligation to work overtime, to return to work between scheduled shifts when directed, and to report to work during any delays, early departures, and closures. It is your responsibility to update the service desk with your current phone numbers. 


Work Schedule

Third Shift; Sunday through Thursday nights; 11pm to 7am next morning.


Salary Information

Grade 14


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete application in full and submit a résumé, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references to ensure consideration. Position will remain posted until filled.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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