Maintenance Tech I

Penobscot County



Maintenance Technician


Job Title:  Maintenance Technician I

Hours: 40 hours per week, schedule to be determined

Department:  Facilities

FLSA Status:  non-exempt

Reports to: Facilities Director

Approved By:  County Commissioners

Pay Scale:  $18.00-$22.14/hour

Date: 2/2/2022


POSTING DATEFebruary 2, 2022

CLOSING DATEFebruary 21, 2022

HOW TO APPLY: Submit application, letter of interest and current resume to:

Penobscot County

Attn:  Human Resources

97 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME  04401


Applications can be found at:


Job Summary

This facility maintenance technician position will provide preventative, routine, and emergency repair and maintenance including but not limited to painting, electrical, plumbing, general carpentry and landscaping. The Facilities team handles a variety of needs on campus and this position requires a cooperative and helpful approach. Work is performed within well established procedures with written and verbal instructions. This position is considered “Essential” during emergency weather events and other major evolutions on campus.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Performing routine maintenance to all building and grounds
  • Repairing broken or leaking plumbing to avoid water damage and restore full use of water fixtures
  • Applying preventative measures to the building to reduce the risk of future problems
  • Fixing of potential safety hazards to avoid injuries
  • Complete monthly safety inspections of fire extinguishers, emergency lights, and exit signs
  • Perform monthly emergency generator test
  • Complete repairs related to carpentry, drywall and painting
  • Groundskeeping and Snow Removal
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Assembly and installation of replacement furniture and/or equipment
  • Emergency response related to inclement weather and duty rotation
  • Maintain proper housekeeping
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge/Skills/Experience required:

  • Must be a team player, and have an excellent attitude toward working in a diverse setting
  • Must be willing/able to work as part of a team, but also work alone, with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of the building trades i.e. carpentry, electrical, plumbing and/or HVAC
  • Must be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to complete repetitive motions for an extended period of time
  • Must be familiar with and know when to use Personal Protective Equipment
  • Must be physically capable to lift, bend, crouch, climb, sit, twist, walk and exert one’s self for extended periods of time.  
  • Must be able to stay focused in a distracting environment
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must be willing/able to operate a variety of landscaping and snow removal equipment
  • Must have the ability to read and follow manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • Must have the ability to operate a variety of power tools
  • Working knowledge of environmental and safety standard
  • Working knowledge and/or understanding of commercial heating and boiler systems
  • Maintain highest industry standards related to maintenance and repair  


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration. At times, the employee will need to work in tight spaces, and may be exposed to dust, fumes, or other airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions year-round. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands/Conditions Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel; reach with hands and arms; push and pull, and talk, hear and smell. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee should be able to routinely lift or move up to 50 lbs. The employees may occasionally need to lift or move, including with the assistance of equipment, 75 lbs or greater. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


Penobscot County provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

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