State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $28,845.00-$44,900.00 Yearly






A Maintenance Mechanic is the intermediate level of work in the trades of electricity, plumbing, steam fitting, air-conditioning or refrigeration.  Employees in this classification perform general maintenance tasks, such as simple construction, preventative maintenance, improvements and minor repairs to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways and are expected to perform specialized tasks in at least one of the trades.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions but on occasion may be required to provide guidance and direction to other unskilled or skilled Maintenance Service Workers and patient or inmate helpers.

Employees in this classification receive moderate 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 specification.


Makes minor repairs and alterations to equipment and building structures;

Makes minor repairs, in the plumbing trade, to fixtures, steam pipes and fittings;

Makes minor repairs, in the refrigeration trade, to refrigerator motors, doors, shelves and wiring;

Makes minor repairs, in the air-conditioning trade, to systems and maintains air-conditioning units;

Makes minor repairs, in the carpentry trade, to floors, windows, furniture and wooden structures;

Makes minor repairs, in the masonry trade, to roadways, walkways, footbridges, retaining walls and other ground construction;

Makes repairs, in the electrical trade, to vacuum cleaners, buffers, fans and other electrical appliances and extension cords;

Changes light bulbs and ballasts in lighting fixtures;

Checks and maintains sewer lines, cleans traps and changes filters;

Caulks doors and windows;

Cleans, oils and lubricates electrical and mechanical equipment and machines;

Washes, brushes, sands and scrapes interior and exterior walls, ceilings, floors and other building surfaces;

Applies paints, varnishes, stains, waterproofing agents and other protectives;

Patches block, brick and stone walls;

Builds, constructs and erects fencing;

May inspect buildings and grounds to insure adherence to safety and sanitary regulations;

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

May, on occasion, assign work and provide guidance and assistance to unskilled and semi-skilled workers such as groundskeepers and helpers;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

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 not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded 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: 006368; EST: ; REV: 9/27/2019;

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