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Maintainer I

Westfield State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 7, 2024

Maintainer I

About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Westfield State University was founded on the ideals of Horace Mann who sought to improve society through education. We were the first public education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies contributing to the development of knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to become responsible leaders and engaged citizens.

Westfield State is a highly residential campus with approximately 55% of our 3,100 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Springfield, Northampton, and Amherst with a selection of museums, theater, collegiate and minor league sports, hiking trails, and restaurants. The University is within 1.5 hours of Boston and Albany and within 3 hours of New York City and the Green Mountain range of Vermont.

Thank You for Your Interest in Becoming a Westfield State Community Member

You are welcome here. You can advance your career and make a difference here. We invite you to bring your whole self and talents to Westfield State University. The University seeks applicants whose record of teaching, student advising, research, and administration positions them to contribute to the everyday practice of our institutional values.

Our Values

Westfield State commits to values that strengthen a common bond among all members of our community and promotes a rich campus environment.
  • Embrace Diversity - We treat all members of our community with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain Excellence and Integrity - We maintain excellence and integrity in all that we do.
  • Collaborate with Each Other - We make decisions in a transparent and collaborative manner.
  • Provide Accessible Education - We commit to providing an accessible, affordable public higher education for all.
  • Build a Strong Community - We are inclusive and ensure equity, supporting the personal development of all community members, and embracing multiple perspectives.
  • Engage the Outside Community - We support civic engagement in local, regional, and global initiatives.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Maintainer I
State Job Title: Maintainer I
Department: Environmental Services
Job Code: H10X01
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Funding: 71150100
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Job Type: Full-Time
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
Regular Days Off: Friday and Saturday
Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from a Maintainer II, Maintainer III; Staff Assistant, Director of Environmental Services, or Maintenance Working Foreman.
Supervision Exercised: None
Salary: $1,592.69 Bi-Weekly

Working Conditions:

Maintainers stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work outdoors in all types of weather; work varied shifts, weekends, holidays or nights; are exposed to the hazards of wet, slippery floors; work under exposure to the hazards to chemicals, toxic and noxious fumes, dust, excessive heat, high noise levels, high volume traffic conditions and high voltage wires; work from ladders and scaffolds; and may be required to climb trees and operate motor vehicles.

General Statement of Duties:

Performs specific cleaning tasks in all campus buildings, including dusting rooms and objects within rooms; washing walls, windows, floors, soiled equipment and objects; cleaning and stocking bathrooms; stripping and refinishing hard surface floors; deep cleaning soft floors/furniture; insuring proper use of cleaning chemicals and equipment; moving furniture/appliances; making general repairs of a simple nature to buildings and equipment; removing snow and performing grounds keeping tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Routinely cleans campus property, such as offices, restrooms, bathrooms, corridors, public spaces, gymnasium and other athletic facilities, classrooms and laboratories, student apartments and rooms, auditoriums, store rooms, stairwells, elevators, etc.
  • Cleans above areas and contents in a systematic and consistent manner as prescribed by departmental procedures and within the standards prescribed.
  • Locates weaknesses in cleanliness, such as dirt and stains, in assigned area and takes corrective actions.
  • Cleans sidewalks, collects and hauls debris from around buildings.
  • Shovels snow from sidewalks, ramps, entry areas, roofs, etc.
  • Makes general repairs of a simple nature, including minor repairs to University buildings.
  • Prepares work orders for repairs and to correct deficiencies.
  • Assists in maintaining the security of buildings by locking and unlocking areas; reports unusual or suspicious situations to public safety.
  • Changes light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, ceiling tiles, window treatments, screens and performs other light maintenance.
  • Uses and maintains Environmental Services Department equipment to assure good condition; makes basic repairs as needed.
  • Reports to supervisors regarding activities completed, supplies needed, and pending issues.
  • Provides on-campus moving services of University-owned furniture and equipment.


  • May exercise functional supervision over part-time, temporary, or summer employees.

  • May transport and erect temporary signage.


Qualifications Required at Hire:
  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations and policies, procedures, specifications , standards and guideline governing assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  • Ability to stand or walk, for prolonged periods of time.
  • Physical stamina and endurance.
  • Manual dexterity (ability to perform repetitive tasks requiring continuous use of hands and arms).
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

Qualifications Acquired on Job:
  • Knowledge and understanding of departmental, University, and state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines relating to area of assignment and ability to apply them to unit activities.
  • Knowledge of the standard procedures followed in the storage of building custodial and cleaning materials.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Valid Massachusetts Driver's License.

License and/or Certification Requirements:

Massachusetts Driver's License.

Additional Information:


Salaries for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining agreements as well as state policies. State job specifications may be found on the Department of Higher Education's webpage.

Employee Benefits:

Benefits are an important component of an employee's total compensation package.
  • Health Insurance: Westfield State offers a variety of HMO, POS, and PPO-type health insurance plans for eligible employees with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following the 60 days of employment.
  • Retirement: the MA State Employee Retirement System provides eligible employees with a retirement pension following a 10-year vesting period. In lieu of the retirement pension, eligible employees may select the Optional Retirement Plan with a maximum 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Tuition Waivers & Discounts: eligible employees, including spouses and dependent children, receive reduced tuition at MA state colleges, community colleges, and universities.
  • Paid Time Off: employees receive 11 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
  • Additional information regarding employee benefits is available on the University's Benefits & Wellness webpage.

Disability Accommodations

Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.

Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 16, 2024. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.

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