University of Massachusetts Medical School Mechanical Handyman Ii in Worcester, Massachusetts


Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director or designee, the Mechanical Handyman II participates in the maintenance and repair of Medical Center systems and equipment.


  • Assist tradesman as required such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, masons and biomedical technicians in complex projects

  • Assist all trades in the maintenance system department in major and minor repairs, new construction, and maintenance. Follow blueprints and written instructions

  • Change light bulbs and florescent tubes, lubricate, clean and paint all types of mechanical equipment and space

  • Assist in moving and setting up for area renovations, testing fire alarm systems, and the removal of equipment and machinery

  • Work out of Mechanical Handyman pool with the likelihood of assignments changing daily.

  • Document all work and account of time and materials on a daily basis

  • While in the performance of routine duties; may be required, as needed to perform all work associated with all maintenance trades of an equal or lower graded classification; where the work or task does not require a specific license

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • High school diploma, or equivalent experience

  • 1 year of experience in the maintenance trade on complex mechanical equipment and systems

  • Near visual acuity, skill in interpreting technical literature, blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer’s instructions

  • Working knowledge of construction and maintenance materials and equipment. Knowledge of tools and skill to perform work using hammers, wrenches, etc.

  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.

Working Title: Mechanical Handyman Ii

Requisition Number: 2017-29688

Shift: Day

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Union Code: Union Position-W20-AFSCME Trades and Building Svc

External Company Name: University of Massachusetts Medical School

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UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.