State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $30,307.00-$47,317.00 Yearly






A Maintenance Mechanic Senior is the advanced level of work in the building and grounds maintenance trades.  Employees in this classification perform general maintenance tasks such as simple construction, repairs to roadways and walks, routine preventative maintenance, heavy janitorial and general services work.  Employees in this classification devote the bulk of the work time in the actual performance of maintenance and repair tasks, but on occasion employees may assign work, examine completed work and provide immediate guidance and assistance to a team of unskilled or semi-skilled employees such as Maintenance Mechanics, patient or inmate helpers, chauffeurs and janitorial employees.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Maintenance Chief or other designated higher-level maintenance staff.  Employees may be required to work in areas of extreme heat or cold and may be required to lift heavy objects, such as furniture or equipment.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  This method compares the position’s assigned duties and responsibilities to the job criteria defined in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specifications.


Assigns maintenance tasks to semi skilled and unskilled workers;

Reviews completed work;

Maintains routine records;

Performs preventative maintenance, construction and repair work at the semi skilled level in several trades;

Prepares walls for painting;

Erects temporary or permanent fencing;

Resurfaces roadways and walks;

Trains and leads Maintenance Mechanics, semi-skilled and unskilled workers;

May erect stage scenery and rearrange furniture;

May inspect buildings and grounds for adherence to institutional safety and sanitary regulations;

May operate automobiles, pick up and panel trucks, tractors, and power mowers;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the techniques and practices utilized in one of the following trades: electricity, plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration and air-conditioning;

Knowledge of two or more of the following trades: carpentry, metal-working, painting, plastering, sheet-metal work, masonry and the other trowel trades;

Skill in the use of common maintenance tools and equipment, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, levels, shovels and saws;

Skill in the use of trade tools and equipment utilized in the respective trade areas, such as in carpentry, the use of saws, planes, levels, gauges and meter squares;

Ability to perform arithmetic computations;

Ability to follow instructions;

Ability to prepare reports and keep records;

Ability to schedule work;

Ability to estimate time and materials required for an assignment;

Ability to assess employee proficiency;

Ability to instruct, lead and train lower-level Maintenance Mechanics, semi-skilled and unskilled workers;

Ability to use and care for tools.


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Four years of experience in any combination of the maintenance trades, three years must be in the trades of electricity, plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration or air conditioning.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in any of the maintenance trades on a year-for-year basis for up to three years of the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a degree from an accredited vocational or technical high school with a major in Building Maintenance or a related field for up to three years of the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in utilities repair classifications or construction and engineering specialty codes in any combination of maintenance trades, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit A-Labor and Trades classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

September 27, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000606; EST: ; REV: 9/27/2019;

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