Facilities Maintenance Worker, Career Level 1 – Augusta

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UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the position of Facilities Maintenance Worker, Career Level 1 in the Custodial department at the Augusta campus. The facilities maintenance worker performs tasks related to custodial care and cleaning of university facilities; securing campus buildings; reporting needed repairs and equipment failures; floor maintenance; room set-ups; moving furniture and equipment; snow removal and other manual labor. The employee will work with materials and chemicals associated with cleaning. This position is designated as an essential position requiring the individual to be able to work during periods of inclement weather and/or campus emergencies.

A full position description can be found online here.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site.

Required Qualifications: 

  • a high school diploma or GED
  • the ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • ability to work occasional overtime, which may include occasional nights and weekends
  • the ability to work independently
  • the ability to lift, carry, and move 50 pounds
  • the ability to read and follow written and oral instructions
  • the ability to do manual cleaning and perform manual labor including snow shoveling.

This can be a physically demanding position and typically requires: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical assessment is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • previous related custodial experience
  • valid Class C Driver’s License with a clean driving record.

Work schedule:  The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM with occasional overtime hours.

Wage:  $15.64 per hour. The university offers an excellent fringe benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance, vacation time, tuition waiver, and retirement benefits. To learn more about the University’s comprehensive fringe-benefits package, please see the video posted here.

Applicants must complete an online application at https://uma.hiretouch.com/. Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position.” You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references). You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Materials received after August 17, 2022 will be considered at the discretion of the University.

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity, Room 101, Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

Keywords: housekeeping, janitor, housekeeper, laborer.

To apply for this job please visit uma.hiretouch.com.