Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

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Building maintenance worker provides leadership and expertise in facility mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, material handling equipment and conveyor systems.

Building Maintenance Worker Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective building maintenance worker job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included building maintenance worker job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs minor painting, carpentry and masonry work
Work with other trades to effect completion of construction and repairs within time frame
Newsprint Handling – Certified fork truck operator
Shipping/Receiving– Operates lift trucks and other material handling equipment to ship/receive items delivered to plant
Building Maintenance– Maintains batteries on electric lift trucks
Communications – Uses effective oral and written skills (department logs, work orders, building maintenance report, ) to communicate with maintenance foreman and other departments to ensure plant maintenance programs remain efficient and results timely
Environmental and Safety – Adheres to all company environmental policies and practices, utilizes safe work practices including but not limited to lockout/tagout program and hot work permit program to protect personnel and equipment
Assists in the proper upkeep and preventative maintenance of all buildings, materials and systems at the distribution plant/designated building
Maintain ammonia systems, coolers, air compressors, HVAC systems and apparatus
Assist Facilities Manager and other personnel with installations, modifications, adjustments and replacements of tools equipment and any other maintenance projects as assigned

Building Maintenance Worker Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Building Maintenance Worker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the building maintenance worker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Business, Education, Engineering, Technical, Humanities and Social Sciences, Communication, Faculty, Exercise Science, Health, Nursing

Skills for Building Maintenance Worker

Desired skills for building maintenance worker include:

University systems and procedures
Piping materials
Sizing pipe
Types and schedules
Painting
Construction
Plumbing and electrical trades and mechanical and electromechanical systems
Ability to use related hand and power tools
Mechanical and electromechanical systems
Plumbing and electrical trades

Desired experience for building maintenance worker includes:

Ability to perform outdoor seasonal work (e.g., mowing weed eating), as needed
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously for extended periods of time
2+ years experience performing general building maintenance work, utilizing electrical, plumbing, carpentry/lock, basic HVAC maintenance skills
Completion of a training program in general building maintenance that includes basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry, lock and basic HVAC maintenance
Valid and current driver’s license from Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia
HS graduate or certified equivalency

Building Maintenance Worker Examples

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Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a building maintenance worker. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for building maintenance worker
  • Perform scheduled custodial duties, paint, scrape, power wash and other projects as assigned, fill and maintain the cardboard baler
  • Perform light maintenance (e.g., change light bulbs, unstop toilets, clean carpets, duct work, set-up conference rooms, ) as needed
  • Assist warehouse personnel, outside contractors and maintenance personnel on special maintenance projects as directed
  • At end of shift, secure all equipment, perform general housekeeping duties and complete all required paperwork
  • Performs electrical maintenance to include but not limited to replacement or repair of fixtures
  • Prepares the surfaces and paints various structures and equipment
  • HVAC certified, chiller unit, roof top units
  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, installs, and repairs electrical and lighting equipment and components, knowledge of 480 volt 3 phase, 277 volt 3 phase, 120 volt a/c
  • Troubleshoots, installs, and repairs various plumbing systems
  • Maintains a very stringent Preventive Maintenance program required by client
Qualifications for building maintenance worker
  • Possess a valid DC, VA or MD driver's license, and if hired, qualifies as a University authorized driver
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds (often more), and to walk, climb stairs, work on scaffolds, lifts and ladders more than12 feet in length
  • Ability to perform maintenance and repair on natural gas heaters
  • Ability to install, maintain and repair interior and exterior lighting systems including transformers and ballast used in fluorescent lighting
  • Knowledge and skills to check and change HVAC filters, clean evaporative cooling systems and filters, adjust float levels, confirm pump and blower function, check water heater function, add salt to water softeners
  • Two years of experience in the performance of semi-skilled building maintenance work, or one year as a Building Maintenance Worker
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Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a building maintenance worker. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for building maintenance worker
  • Tests and inspects facilities equipment and performs preventive maintenance as required
  • Inspects and lubricates freezer and cooler doors and perform needed repairs
  • Review work schedule, perform safety checks on equipment, obtain supplies required to perform the work and prepare for operations
  • Performs building and grounds maintenance and general upkeep duties as needed
  • Assist Facilities Manager and other personnel with installations, modifications, adjustments and replacement of tools, equipment and any other maintenance projects as assigned
  • Performs scheduled custodial duties, paint, scrape, power wash and other projects as assigned
  • Perfoms light maintenance (e.g., change light bulbs, unstop toilets, cleans carpets, duct work, set-up confrence rooms, ) as needed
  • Assist warehouse personnel, outside contractors and maintenance personnel and special projects as directed
  • At end of shift, seure all equipment, perfom general housekeeping duties and complete any required closing work
  • Perfoms other related duties as assigned
Qualifications for building maintenance worker
  • Ability to effectively work individually or in teams with diverse groups
  • Knowledge and ability to use soft soldering equipment
  • Knowledge and ability to use electrical multi-meter and amp probe
  • Ability to test electrical wall switches and receptacles for normal operations
  • Ability to repair free-standing light fixtures
  • Ability to test electrical wall switches & receptacles for normal operations
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Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of building maintenance worker. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for building maintenance worker
  • Responsible for OSHA compliance
  • Respond to campus emergencies as needed
  • Load furniture and equipment minimizing transit damage
  • Perform non-skilled duties normally associated with other trades, such as, changing air conditioning/heating filters, vacuuming fan coil units, replacing damaged ceiling tiles, oiling door hinges and changing light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Other cleaning and building maintenance duties as assigned by managers/supervisors
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance as scheduled on building-related issues and identify components requiring maintenance or repairs outside the normal schedule
  • Oversee & schedule regular equipment inspections, fire alarm, kitchen exhaust system
  • General Maintenance - Filter replacement and cleaning, Ceiling and floor tile, replacement and repair, Light-Bulb Replacement, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical work, Wall repairs/spackle, sand and paint
  • Upkeep and preservation of tools & equipment
  • Cleaning and other related duties as required
Qualifications for building maintenance worker
  • Ability to safeguard key, tools and equipment
  • Ability to maintain and repair garbage disposals, ventilation fans, including repair of refrigerator door switches, defrost timers, and freezer fans
  • Facility maintenance related certifications, education, and training preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a facilities maintenance worker position
  • Possesses a broad base of knowledge, skill, and ability in various maintenance and repair disciplines (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) Welding and fabrication skills preferred
  • Ability to safely operate a variety of motor vehicles
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Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a building maintenance worker. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for building maintenance worker
  • Small equipment operation such as walk behind mowers, string trimmers
  • Occasional emergency on-call
  • Performs minor repairs and/or replacement of HVAC systems, plumbing fixtures, valves, and other plumbing assemblies as required
  • Performs minor repair and/or replacement of electrical fixtures, devices, and appliances as required, , fans, emergency and exit lights, Informs staff/students who may be inconvenienced or affected
  • Inspect and document all equipment and systems in the facility, including the mechanical room, electrical room, valve room, kitchen and laundry room
  • Record information from meters and gauges at specified intervals to verify operating conditions
  • Notify managers about the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems
  • Responsible for scheduling and conducting facility fire drills
  • Attend monthly Occupational Health and Safety Committee meetings as directed or required
  • Drive vehicles required to perform work
Qualifications for building maintenance worker
  • Common tools, materials, equipment and methods used in repair work in the plumbing trade and in electrical, heating, ventilating and refrigeration equipment maintenance and repair
  • General knowledge of electrical systems, plumbing, and basic welding techniques
  • Technical knowledge and skill to perform minor carpentry work and repairs
  • Must have successfully completed the following training
  • Seven years of relevant experience in complex building maintenance
  • Proven strong customer service by presenting a professional appearance and effectively communicate with faculty, staff and students in a helpful and respectful manner
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Building Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of building maintenance worker. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for building maintenance worker
  • Cleans plumbing, HVAC flues, ducts and connecting pipes, using power and hand tools
  • Drives vehicles required to perform or travel to job sites, including vans and light trucks
  • Follows procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to operating systems and fixtures
  • Mows and trims lawns and shrubbery, using mowers, hand power trimmers, and clear debris from grounds
  • Notifies supervisors concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems
  • Requests supplies, tools and equipment needed for repair and maintenance duties
  • Cleans and inspects boiler
  • Calibrates and repairs pneumatic systems
  • Replaces broken windows
  • Performs minor repairs of electrical outlets and wiring
Qualifications for building maintenance worker
  • Establish and maintain a positive and cooperative working relationships with members of the campus community
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required by the University's needs
  • Ability to safely lift, carry, move, push and pull 50 lbs
  • Two years of experience performing semi-skilled building maintenance work or one year as a Building Maintenance Worker
  • Ability to perform routine lighting installation
  • Skill in reading Standard English text in order to follow through on written orders and carry out assignments

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