Correctional Maintenance Mechanic-Maine State Prison

Warren, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Correctional Maintenance Mechanic

 Code: 8280                       Pay Grade: 15 $14.15-$18.54 per hour
                                            plus $0.60 per hour direct care stipend

                                            Salary adjustment of 15%


Open:  August 27, 2019

Close: Until filled


The Department of Corrections is accepting applications for a Correctional Maintenance Mechanic position at the Maine State Prison in Warren, Maine.  Applicants must be willing to participate in stand-by rotation and work holidays and snow days, when necessary.  This position is open to DOC employees and all outside applicants. 


This is structure and craft work involving the general replacement, upkeep, maintenance and repair of heating, plumbing, appliances, building controls, and buildings.  Work includes monitoring inmate behavior for security purposes and instructing and overseeing the activities of an inmate crew engaged in maintenance and repair tasks. 


  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices used in plumbing, welding, electrical, and general maintenance and repair work.
  • Services sewage treatment plant to ensure efficient treatment plant operations.
  • Maintains, operates, and repairs heating and ventilating systems to ensure a comfortable and safe environment.
  • Repairs, maintains, and alters masonry, walls, and woodwork in buildings to ensure structural stability and meet tenant requirements.
  • Repairs and services laundry, kitchen, and woodshop equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation and maximize equipment availability.
  • Maintains hydraulic and mechanical elevators to ensure proper operation.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions needed to perform mechanical repair work.
  • Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes.
  • Knowledge of institutional security policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow manufacturers specifications and instructions for using, cleaning, and repairing machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to use standard power and hand tools.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to apply general carpentry and masonry skills.
  • Ability to perform general machinery repair work.
  • Ability to provide instruction to and plan and direct the work of employees or inmates.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow blueprints.
  • Ability to use electrical test equipment such as ohm and voltage meters. Monitors and controls inmate behavior to maintain institutional security.
  • Inspects incoming vehicles and institutional shops and cells for contraband and unauthorized materials to seize unauthorized items and maintain institutional security.
  • Oversees and instructs inmates working on maintenance projects to ensure work is accomplished correctly and safely.
  • Installs, repairs, and services cell and security door locking devices and constructs security doors and cells to ensure prescribed security levels and measures are maintained.
  • Performs general replacement, upkeep, and repair of heating, plumbing, and electrical fixtures or equipment such as clearing clogged drains, replacing external fixtures, and performing similar tasks to maintain systems.
  • Repairs electrical wiring, fixtures, motors, and communication systems to maintain a safe and functional electrical system.
  • Installs and repairs steam, water, and sewage lines to maintain functional plumbing and heating systems.
  • Repairs and services laundry, kitchen, and woodshop equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation and maximize equipment availability.
  • Cleans, maintains, and services hand tools, machines, equipment and work area daily to comply with safety standards, prolong equipment life, and maintain equipment availability.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to clear walks, driveways, and roads.



 Two (2) years’ experience in the general maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, mechanical systems, and buildings.

The successful candidate will live within a 20 mile radius of Maine State Prison or be willing to relocate (at Incumbent’s expense). 


LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (Must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class.)

Applicants will be required to possess or obtain a High Pressure Boiler’s License of the class required by the ordinance of the municipality in which the plant is located.  Upon certification completion, applicant shall be mandated for standby status.


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 21.03% of pay.



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Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.