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OPTION: Plate Shop

CODE:  500409      PAY GRADE:  18    ($14.70 - $19.16/hr.)

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 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 as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  17.87% of pay


OPENING DATE:  April 17, 2013

CLOSING DATE:  April 30, 2013    

Only Employees With Promotional Status In The Department of Corrections May Apply.


This is structure, craft work, and product finishing involving large inmate work programs. Work includes teaching inmates trade skills and work methods, work ethics, directing and assigning inmate work activities, and ensuring proper security procedures are followed. While an employee in this classification often specializes in a specific trade (e.g. plate shop, fabric, garment production, wood shop, machine shop, finishing shop, upholstery shop, print shop, safety training) it is also important to have general overall work knowledge of all these industrial shops. Work is performed in a large production program under limited supervision.


The Industries Program is designed to offer prisoners an opportunity to learn a trade, earn money, and build self-respect while working in a security-conscious production environment that closely mirrors private enterprise.  The goal of the program is to provide prisoners meaningful work with job responsibilities, teach a strong work ethic, and produce quality items for sale.  Safety and security in this program are fundamental.


In order to qualify, you must have education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates competence in the specified trade to include experience instructing and/or training others.

Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in metal fabricating shop operations and knowledge in production work, production scheduling, product quality control, and inventory control.


TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.   


You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (, clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Correctional Trades Shop Supervisor (500409)

OPTION: Plate Shop

APPLICANT’S NAME:  ____________________________________________________________


  • Your responses on this form will be used to make a numerical evaluation of your background training and experience (your final score).
  • False or misleading statements may result in rejection of your Application for Employment or dismissal from Maine State Service if selected.
  • Statements made on this form and in your application are subject to verification by the Bureau of Human Resources and the Appointing Authority.

SECTION I: Minimum Requirements

Please select the statement which best describes your education and/or experience.


I have education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates competence in the specified trade to include experience instructing and/or training others.


I do not have education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates competence in the specified trade to include experience instructing and/or training others.


Sections II and III:  Using the definitions below as your guide, indicate your skill level for each of the areas listed by marking the appropriate boxes.  Your responses will be verified during the interview and reference check process.


None - I have no training, education, or experience in this area.
Level 1 - I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area -OR- I have some experience performing this task under close supervision.
Level 2 - I have experience performing this task and am fully capable of performing this task independently.
Level 3 - I have experience training staff or providing assistance to other staff in this area.


I have:


Level I

Level 2

Level 3

Experience in metal fabricating shop operations.


Experience in production work, production scheduling, product quality control and inventory control.


Developed training programs in specific trades in order to provide job skills and rehabilitative opportunities.


Instructed, directed, and monitored performance in order to ensure effective development of job skills and work methods.


Reviewed and recommended training and work program assignments in order to provide inmate job skills and ensure appropriateness of assignments.


Reviewed designs for products, made changes as necessary, and established product standards in order to control production, work safety, and quality control.


Developed, monitored, and controlled records for material and tool inventories in order to prevent unauthorized access to and ensure availability of materials and tools.


Adjusted machinery, tools, and equipment; and scheduled maintenance or repairs in order to maintain a safe, efficient operating environment and meet production schedules.


Conferred with vendors and vendor representatives regarding their commodities and services, prices, discounts, shipping methods, and changes or cancellations in order to establish and maintain working relationships, exchange information, and ensure requirements are met.


Estimated and evaluated special production jobs in order to maintain production schedules and work assignments and provide cost estimates.


Observed and monitored inmate behavior and took appropriate action when necessary in order to maintain the safety of staff and inmates, prevent escape, and maintain security.


Taken and reviewed inmate count in order to make scheduled control reports and to promote prison security.


Prepared daily time sheets and submitted weekly payrolls in order to ensure accuracy and timely processing of reports.


Prepared and submitted reports on inmate work performance in order to evaluate inmates for increased good time.


Evaluated assigned subordinate personnel in order to provide guidance and fulfill requirements of the performance evaluation system.


Requisitioned stock and issued materials, supplies, and tools.


Inspected and evaluated raw materials in order to ensure availability and quality of required items.


Scheduled and arranged delivery of production items in order to maintain flow of completed products and meet delivery schedules.


Interpreted, developed, and worked from blueprints, sketches, and computer graphic designs.


Instructed others in the proper use, care, and maintenance of tools and machinery.


Developed, and motivated people in a shop/production environment.



Computer Skills:


Level I

Level 2

Level 3

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PowerPoint, or similar presentation software