Senior Maintenance Technician - Plumber

Location US-MA-Lowell
Lowell Complex
Posting Date
USD $51,193.42/Yr.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


This position will be located at the New Lowell Justice Center.


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



The Trial Court is committed to:

  • 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.


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.







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.


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


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.




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.



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.


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.


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


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:



Plumber:  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.






Employment with the Trial Court is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.






Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address:



Paper, faxed or emailed applications are no longer accepted for any Trial Court position.






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