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Job opening: Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor

Salary: $47 - 54 per hour
City: Brockton
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor position is located in the Engineering Service at the VA Boston Healthcare System (Brockton campus). This position is full-time at 40 hours per week.


The incumbent maintenance mechanic supervisor has technical and administrative responsibility to provide supervision, advice and help to develop programs for the maintenance section of Engineering Service. The incumbent foreman is responsible for the efficient and economical accomplishment of work assignments utilizing the resources of assigned craftsmen plus electricians, mason/plasterers, maintenance mechanics and pipefitters borrowed from the other maintenance and operation shops and several temporary or compensated work therapy employees. Duties include, but are not limited to:



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/03/2024. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Ability to Do the Work of the Position without More Than Normal SupervisionEquipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseMaterialsMeasuring InstrumentsTechnical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and Equipment Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Skill and Knowledge Required by the Position: Knowledge of a wide range of maintenance and operations concepts, principles and methods applicable to varied and complex problems, projects, studies and contractual relationships when employed to complete maintenance. Problems encountered demand skill sufficient to modify standard practices, adapt precedents and make significant departures from existing approaches and techniques. Ability to supervise. The incumbent is responsible to be fully knowledgeable about the operation, maintenance, layout and interfacing of all equipment and utilities within his/her specific areas of expertise. He/she participates and actively contributes his/her knowledge and understanding of the Medical Center's physical plant in design reviews and in intermediate/final inspections of construction projects. The purpose is to assure that the medical center receives full value from the construction project and to assure that the Maintenance personnel are completely familiar with the operational and maintenance requirements of additions and renovations to service equipment prior to acceptance by the government. Investigates, analyzes, reviews, plans and advises on various unusual, controversial or technically difficult problems or conditions. Work results are critical to the successful completion of diverse maintenance projects or programs. Ability to communicate with a wide range of professional and administrative personnel locally and throughout the agency, at other federal agencies, in state and local government and private industry. The incumbent must have a good understanding of engineering operations. Decisions regarding what needs to be done and how it should be done are based on knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies and program goals of the maintenance section of Engineering Service. This requires an analysis of the issues involved for each assignment to ascertain the most effective way to accomplish the task. The incumbent must frequently interpret and adapt the general guidelines to specific problems utilizing their own initiative. Technical, regulatory and policy guidelines are often broad and nonspecific. The maintenance supervisor is required to us e resourcefulness a nd perception, based on experienced judgment, to adapt or interpret general guidelines; to deviate from or extend traditional practices, methods and techniques or to resolve situations where precedents are not available or not applicable. The maintenance supervisor receives general supervision from the maintenance & operations supervisor who establishes overall objectives and resources available. The maintenance & operations supervisor and the maintenance supervisor jointly develop projects, priorities and deadlines. The maintenance supervisor independently plans and carries out assignments, interprets policy, coordinates work with others, resolves most of the conflicts that arise, and keeps the supervisor informed of far reaching implications. Completed work is reviewed from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility and effectiveness in meeting requirements. He/she keeps time cards for all employees in the maintenance section, schedules leave and evaluates performance. The supervisor is responsible for morale of the maintenance and grounds section personnel and for the assurance of safe working conditions. Physical Effort: Sustained physical effort is required to work for long periods of time in uncomfortable positions. Inspections of completed work may take the supervisor into high spaces, subject to crawling into small spaces, kneeling, squatting, bending, reaching above the shoulder, etc. Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside in varying weather temperatures and in dry, humid, and/or damp conditions. Work area may be cramped, dirty, noisy, dusty, etc. Exposure to possible electric shock, bums, cuts, bruises, and strains is generally applicable. May be exposed to fumes, smoke, or gases and may work with solvents, grease, and oils. Works around machinery and moving parts and around moving objects or vehicles. Performs work from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms and may work above ground level and in manholes.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Address VA Boston Healthcare System 940 Belmont Street Brockton, MA 02301 US
  • Name: Jonathan Montgomery
  • Phone: 734-905-2529
  • Email: [email protected]


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