Maintainer I

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner,  Massachusetts

About Mount Wachusett Community College:
Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.
We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

General Statement of Duties
Incumbents of positions in this series perform janitorial, custodial, housekeeping, groundskeeping or maintenance tasks in a state educational institution.
The basic purpose of this work is to perform various manual tasks required for the routine maintenance of the buildings and grounds of an educational campus.


1. Performs routine manual tasks involved in the maintenance, repair or beautification of campus grounds or roads, such as cutting grass, weeds or brush; cleaning culverts, gutters, catch-basins, drains or ditches; loading and unloading vehicles; moving and setting up furniture; spreading sand, gravel, loam or asphalt; digging ditches or post-holes; setting or pulling posts; repairing guardrails or fences; patching concrete or asphalt surfaces; maintaining, erecting or repairing signs; cleaning or marking roadways for parking lots; erecting or dismantling snow fences; painting fences, posts, guardrails or building exteriors.
2. Performs routine laboring tasks to assist skilled tradespeople engaged in maintenance, repair or construction work using hand and electrical tools appropriate to craft, such as assisting with the dismantling, fabrication, alteration and construction of building structures and building systems.
3. Plants, seeds, transplants, removes, prunes, trims, waters, sprays or fertilizes trees, shrubbery, grass, plants or flowers; participates in the propagation, growth and care of flowers, plant and shrubs; assists in planning and executing horticultural designs for grounds beautification.
4. Sweeps sidewalks, rakes and collects leaves, collects and hauls debris or rubbish, shovels snow, sands roadways or walkways; performs other manual tasks involved with snow removal, control and disposal.
5. Cleans campus property such as offices, classrooms, corridors, walls, floors, windows, furniture, woodwork, toilets, lavatories or fixtures by washing, waxing, buffing, sweeping, polishing, dusting, or vacuum cleaning; and empties and cleans waste barrels, garbage cans and other waste receptacles.
6. Cleans, washes, refuels, oils or greases trucks or automobiles; performs other manual labor tasks in connection with the maintenance and operation of a garage or equipment depot.
7. Performs manual labor in a stockroom, storeroom or warehouse, such as loading or unloading freight, materials or equipment; receiving, unpacking and storing goods, materials and equipment; checking item specifications against orders; assisting in taking inventories; restocking depleted stores; keeping records of goods received and issued; filling requisition orders; delivering goods to departments; weighing and packaging bulk materials; and cleaning and organizing the storeroom area.
8. Locks or unlocks premises; reports hazardous and unusual situations to the appropriate authority.
9. Makes general repairs of a simple nature, including minor repairs to groundskeeping equipment.
10. Handles trunks, baggage and luggage arriving at, or departing from, a building.
11. Operates wheel tractors, electric trimmers, buffers or other similar mechanical or power-driven equipment; drives a truck.
12. Keeps simple records, such as vehicle maintenance logs or inventory counts.

Maintainers stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work outdoors in all types of weather; work varied shifts, weekends, holidays or nights; are exposed to the hazard of wet, slippery floors; work under exposure to the hazards to chemicals, toxic and noxious fumes, dust, excessive heat, high noise levels, high volume traffic conditions and high voltage wires; work from ladders and scaffolds; and may be required to climb trees and operate motor vehicles.

1. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
2. Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
3. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
4. Ability to deal tactfully with others.
5. Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.
6. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
7. Ability to climb and work on ladders and scaffolds.
8. Physical stamina and endurance.
9. Manual dexterity.
10. Mechanical aptitude.

Based on assignment, the following additional qualifications may be required at hire:
1. Ability to operate tree trimming equipment.
2. Ability to climb trees.
3. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Based upon assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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