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Senior Maintenance Technician - Electrician, HVAC, & Plumbing

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


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  • Fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • Protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • Equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • Prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

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Senior Maintenance Technician - Electrician, HVAC, & Plumbing

  • 494261
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Facilities Management
  • Facilities and Maintenance
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 24 2022 at 23:55 EDT

Title: Senior Maintenance Technician- Region V-Electrician, HVAC, & Plumbing

Pay Grade: Grade 13

Starting Pay: $53,522.72

Departmental Mission Statement: The Facilities Management Department of Trial Court provides for the management and maintenance of 63 state-owned courthouses located in ten counties of the Commonwealth. The Department is committed to administering effective property management, and for ensuring the delivery of quality services necessary for the efficient and reliable operation of all of the facilities which it maintains.



Here at the Massachusetts we have put a strong emphasis on our benefits that would allow us to offer an superior total compensation package. The link below breaks down in details our entire benefits package of working at the Trial Court.

Candidate must be licensed as an Electrician, HVAC or a Plumber.

Region V cluster 1 includes the following Courts:  Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Edward Brooke Court, South Boston. You may be assigned to work in one of these courts. 

The hours for this position is 6am-2pm.

This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.

Position Summary: This series is responsible for performing the full range of skilled trade position duties for both licensed and unlicensed trades. Typical duties include repairing, installing and testing various types of systems and equipment. These positions may also frequently include the application of complex materials and compounds consistent with general contracting work. The title above the entry level requires the performance of increasingly more responsible and varied work which requires advanced skill and experience with regard to the various licensed and unlicensed trades. Employees are appointed at the entry level position title and are eligible for reclassification to a higher level position within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher level position title. The position title reverts to the entry level of this series when there is a vacancy.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to a Facilities Supervisor performing structured but not always routine work; Moderate judgment is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS: Senior Maintenance Tech I (13) - This is the entry level position within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, painting, and other trades and technical work in their area of expertise. Employees are expected to have an established area specialization developed through training and experience and can work independently.  

Senior Maintenance Tech II (14) - This is the second level within the series. These employees are generally involved in projects of a larger scope and complexity consistent with experience and training. The Senior Maintenance Tech II engages in more complex project assignments and has a higher degree of contact with court officials. Senior Maintenance Tech IIs take lead roles in the completion of projects. Employees are required to work a minimum of three years as a Senior Maintenance Tech I before being eligible to reclassify to the higher level. Senior Maintenance Tech II positions also require the employee to hold a trade or technical license if applicable in their area of specialization prior to applying for reclassification.


Senior Maintenance Technician Duties:
The following list of major duties represents a composite list of typical duties performed by individuals in various areas of specialization. Specific duties performed by an incumbent will vary depending upon the Division, designated assignment, and level of the employee.  All positions may perform related duties as required.

Tests, repairs, installs and /or maintains various types of electrical systems and equipment by operating the appropriate equipment and tools to ensure proper maintenance and functioning of necessary equipment.

Troubleshoots electrical and related equipment using necessary electrical equipment and by reading schematics, diagrams and outlines to identify and correct operational problems.

Maintain an adequate inventory of equipment and materials.

HVAC Technician
Installs, repairs, alters and maintains existing heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and systems.

Troubleshoots HVAC equipment and systems.

Run standard tests to determine whether finished work meets specifications.

Inspect facility to determine the need for maintenance and repair to HVAC equipment.

Establish priorities and make recommendations concerning work activities.



Install, repairs, and alters steam plumbing systems.  

Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand construction work to be done.  

Schedules installation, maintenance, and/or repair work by conferring with supervisors and other department personnel to determine location of equipment and appropriate time to complete the project.  

Estimates length of time, cost of materials and manpower needed to develop a project budget.  

Handle complaints from building occupants regarding assigned work and take appropriate corrective action.

Job Competencies:   All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:   

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Court Facilities Department and the Trial Court.

Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Court Facilities Department missions.

Applied Knowledge: Understands standard facility management methods, codes, and operational best practices. Problem Solving Accurately assesses maintenance problems of a routine nature and initiates corrective action.

Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improve himself or herself through training and making use of new methods and equipment.

Commitment to Diversity: Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Customer Service: Contributes to a departmental environment emphasizing conduct that is courteous and professional toward both Trial Court employees and the public.

Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, and demonstrates teamwork, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared goals.

Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Senior Maintenance Technician:   A high school diploma or equivalent; and, the following required experience and abilities in one or more of the following skilled trades or areas of specialization:  


Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts journeyman electrician’s license issued by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians.

Knowledge of state and local electrical codes.

Knowledge of inspection techniques used in the electrical trade.

Knowledge of safety practices and precautions observed in the electrical trade.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy.

Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds. 

HVAC Technician: 

Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts journeyman license in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in interpreting blueprints and plans, estimating costs for renovations, maintenance/repair of HVAC systems.

Experience in the use and operation of power tools and other equipment.

Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing HVAC systems.

Knowledge of state building codes.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy.


Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts journeyman plumber's license issued by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.

Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing plumbing.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects. Physical stamina and endurance. Ability to maintain accurate records.



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