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Institution Maint Foreman

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

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 completed.
  • 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 needed.
  • 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 maintenance services.
  • 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 system.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 programming needs.

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.

Total Compensation:

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 programs
  • 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 universities
  • Short Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Hire Process:

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 Guidelines,

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 (978)851-7321.

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 capacity.

Special Requirements: None.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Lowell , Institution Maint Foreman, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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