The Institutional Maintenance Foreman provides oversight of all
building maintenance, repair, and upkeep of building and grounds at
the Dr. Harry C Solomon Mental Health Center. Provides and/or
oversees the maintenance repair, care, and alterations of building
completed by direct personnel or by contract. This Includes all
equipment, installations, fabrications, heating and ventilation
operations and maintenance, plumbing electrical operations and
fixtures, and inspections. Provides technical assistance and
ensures compliance with established procedures and standards.
Performs related work as required.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary
and not all inclusive):
- Plans, supervises, and participates in the general maintenance,
repair and upkeep of buildings and grounds.
- Plans and provides the maintenance and repair work to be
- Supervises employees and contractors engaged in the maintenance
of buildings and grounds and inspects such work and makes reports
to Area Facility Manager, and Central Office Engineering as
- Writes specifications and estimate costs to repairs such as
painting, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical and capital
maintenance and construction projects, or delegates these projects
to appropriate maintenance personnel.
- Assists in preparation of annual and capital budget requests
for maintenance accounts by estimate repair costs and receiving bid
quotes from vendors on maintenance projects.
- Oversees inspection, maintenance and operation of emergency
generator, hot water tanks, water booster pumps and thermostats,
manages and coordinates contractors to perform these preventative
- Orders and requisitions materials, supplies and equipment used
in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds and
maintenance of equipment.
- Assists in the Inspection and maintenance of central fire alarm
- Maintains building maintenance and repair records and makes
progress reports and provides such to Vendor Programs.
- Maintains time and attendance records for employees.
- Manages the Preventative Maintenance program for all repairs
and regular maintenance of buildings and grounds.
- Serves as a member of the Environment of Care Committee.
- Oversees mandatory training requirements and competency
training for all Support Service employees.
- Ensures that all employees use appropriate Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) as required.
- Oversees proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous
materials used in Facility operation as required.
- Communicates with employee/clients on an as needed basis,
appropriate to age, cultural or psychosocial needs, by referring or
directing individuals to the proper personnel/agency.
- Demonstrated knowledge of various building maintenance trades,
including the terminology used in such trades as carpentry,
painting and masonry.
- Familiarity with the types and uses of equipment and materials
used in building maintenance and repair work and the safety
practices and procedures followed.
- Understanding of the standard preventive maintenance procedures
followed in connection with building structures.
- Knowledge of building operation needs for mental health
services and providing environment of care support to MH program
per regulating and licensing requirements.
- Ability to collaborate with provider agencies to serve 24/7
DMH Mission Statement:
The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to
services and supports to meet the mental health needs of
individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and
participate in their communities. The Department establishes
standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to
promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes
self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental
health training and research.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are
offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of
services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a
paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an
outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider
towards your overall compensation, including:
- 75% state paid medical insurance
- Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance
- Low cost basic and optional life insurance
- State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation plan
- 12 paid holidays per year
- Competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
- Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and
- Short Term Disability and Extended Illness program
- Incentive-based Wellness Programs
- Professional Development and Continuing Education
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended
candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive
Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being
hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in
accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring
Education and license/certification information provided by the
selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public
Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
For questions regarding this position please contact Carol
Duggan at Carol.Duggan@mass.gov or call Human Resources at
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply
within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or
equivalent part-time, experience in building maintenance, repair
and/or construction or in a building construction trade, and (B) of
which at least one year must have been in a supervisory
Special Requirements: None.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.