Maintenance Technician

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Published: July 5, 2024
Boothbay, ME
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Skilled & Technical Labor

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The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

The Gardens presents limitless potential to inspire learning about natural history, habitats, botany, horticulture and ecological connections. As the largest botanical garden in New England, the Gardens is comprised of more than 300 acres, 17 of which are gardens featuring native plants of Maine and other plants suited to northern coastal conditions. The Gardens sees more than 200,000 guests a year from throughout the United States and more than 63 foreign countries. 

Sign-on Bonus $1,000.00

Position Overview

Are you someone who is handy in multiple trades, a hard worker, and committed to supporting the Gardens’ IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) goals? We're looking for a Maintenance Technician excited about inspiring meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature in one of the most beautiful settings in Maine.  

The Maintenance Technician will maintain facilities, vehicles, and equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for guests and fellow employees. 

  • Year-round, eligible for full benefits package 
  • Full-time, hourly, non-exempt 
  • Starts at $19.50 - 23.50 per hour 
  • This is a full-time (40 hour-per-week) year-round position. When the Gardens is closed, the schedule will generally be Monday – Friday. When the Gardens is open, weekend work will regularly be required. Employee must be available for emergency and weather-related on-call work. 

Primary Functions

  • Schedule and complete the Preventive Maintenance Program on vehicles, shuttles, golf carts, and scooters.  
  • Monitor and maintain all building systems as assigned.  
  • Complete all maintenance service requests as assigned.  
  • Prepare carts for everyday use.   
  • Assist custodial team with cleaning duties, as needed/directed.  
  • Assist in monitoring all work performed by outside contractors.  
  • Work within expense limits established; maintain inventory controls for cost-effective operations.   
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.  
  • Lock and unlock assigned buildings; secure building when facilities are not in use: checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.  
  • Perform cleaning and related activities such as snow and debris removal from roads, sidewalks and stairs using snow plow, hand-operated tools, or small power equipment.  
  • Maintain a professional, courteous manner with all guests, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees. Conscientiously practice our Community Agreements.   
  • Adhere to safety standards and comply with all company, local, City, State, and Federal guidelines.  
  • Participate in Gardens-wide initiatives including Gardens Aglow assignments.  
  • Coordinate special projects as directed by the Facilities Manager. 

  • Formal training or three years of concentrated experience in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electricity, plumbing, mechanics, and repair of engines and battery-powered vehicles. Extensive knowledge of the tools, techniques, and safety precautions of the trade.    
  • Working familiarity with the tools, techniques, and safety precautions of additional trades.    
  • An understanding of the chemical, physical, and mechanical hazards associated with maintenance work as well as how to mitigate those dangers and work safely.  
  • Ability to operate and maintain power equipment and hand tools used in the general maintenance and cleaning of the facilities, systems, and equipment. Ability to use ladders.  
  • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to read, comprehend, and follow directions and technical instructions.    
  • Ability to measure and make calculations pertinent to the task at hand such as dimensions, distance, weight, and volume.   
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member under indirect supervision.  
  • Commitment to practicing CMBG’s Community Agreements.  
  • Commitment to working across the organization to support the integration of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) principles into the Gardens’ internal operations and its relationships with visitors and guests. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit Total hours/day 0.5 Hours at one time 0.25  
  • Stand Total hours/day 7.5 Hours at one time 7.5  
  • Walk Total hours/day 5.0 Hours at one time 0.5  
  • Approximate percentages of time tasks are performed in carrying out the essential functions of this position:  
  • 10% of time bending/stooping  
  • 10% of time squatting  
  • 10% of time reaching above shoulder level  
  • 5% of time kneeling  
  • 10% of time hand/fingers used for repetitive motion  
  • 20% of time hands/fingers used for fine manipulation  
  • 20% of time hands/fingers used for firm grasping  
  • 10% of time head/neck in rotational movements  
  • 10% of time head/neck in static position  
  • 5% of time head/neck in extension movements  
  • 5% of time head/neck in flexing movements  
  • Pounds employee is required to carry: 25 lbs.  
  • Usual distance carried: up one flight of stairs or out to an outdoor venue  
  • Pounds employee is required to lift: 50 lbs.    

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