General Maintenance Worker Job Description

General Maintenance Worker Job Description

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General maintenance worker provides emergency and unscheduled minor repairs for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, and mechanical equipment (electrical, doors, bailer maintenance, lights and offices).

General Maintenance Worker Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proficient experience in construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC
Plumbing tasks are to be basic
Repairs or replaces plumbing fixtures, household appliances and equipment
Performs basic preventative maintenance functions with minimal supervision and not limited to plumbing, carpentry, painting and plastering, machine servicing, electrical repairs and HVAC
Can perform plumbing tasks such as plunging toilets and sinks, replacing valves, replacing faucets, replacing toilets, basic pipe fitting to include soldering and threading
Performs duties as directed to maintain all facility equipment in good working condition
Assists with inspecting systems throughout the facility to detect malfunctions and determine a solution for repair
Performs general maintenance of the facility as needed including painting, door hardware maintenance, circuit troubleshooting
Work involves electrical maintenance that contains circuits or equipment operating at voltages less than 600 volts
At times, the incumbent may be required to work with a Licensed Electrician to complete more complex electrical work

General Maintenance Worker Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for General Maintenance Worker

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HVAC, OSHA, CJIS, ASE, ASHRAE

Education for General Maintenance Worker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the general maintenance worker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, General Education, Associates, Graduate, Management, Horticulture, Health, Performance, Communication

Skills for General Maintenance Worker

Desired skills for general maintenance worker include:

Plumbing and electrical systems and general carpentry
Plumbing
General carpentry
Ability to properly use specialized equipment
Electrical systems related to equipment in assigned work area
Mechanical operation
Pneumatic and telemetry equipment
Proper operation of hydraulic
Health and safety regulations
Maintenance and repair of equipment and water and wastewater systems

Desired experience for general maintenance worker includes:

Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, customer service, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork, and written communication
In order to drive a company vehicle must have a valid Arizona or Utah Driver License with a clean driving record showing 3 years of prior safe driving
Ability to work by yourself (self starter)
Performs master level installation, maintenance and repairs for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, water treatment, humidification and domestic water systems to include pneumatic and DDC controls
Monitors HVAC/R systems and operations
Reads, interprets and follows mechanical and electrical engineering drawings, schematics and specifications manufacturer's installation and maintenance directions for HVAC/R equipment, boilers and associated electrical equipment

General Maintenance Worker Examples

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General Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of general maintenance worker. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for general maintenance worker
  • Ability to use hand and power tools to accomplish the above duties
  • Research and clear purchase order issues work orders
  • Maintain cleanliness of factory floor area
  • Remove metal objects from driveway areas
  • Clean, paint, and assist with building maintenance as required
  • Keep grounds orderly as directed
  • Perform light building repair and maintenance
  • Drive company trucks for delivery and pickup of materials
  • Completes preventative maintenance work orders customers work request work orders
  • Abilty to work independently and troubleshoot tasks as requiredRequires the ability to routinely move, lift, carry, push, or pull items weighing up to 50-75 lbs
Qualifications for general maintenance worker
  • Performs other duties as necessary and assigned
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code
  • Effectively and safely operates hand tools, pneumatic tools, air compressors and other small equipment related to the maintenance trades and water distribution and wastewater collection systems operations
  • Additional trade specific courses preferred
  • Prefer five (5) years’ experience in maintenance of water distribution systems, water pump stations and wastewater collection systems, wastewater lift stations
  • Ability to use and direct excavation crews for repairs of underground utilities, including past demonstrated experience using backhoe and driving a small dump truck
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General Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a general maintenance worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for general maintenance worker
  • Respond to customer's calls within designated time frames
  • Determine priorities in scheduling work, necessary building repairs, maintenance and installation of equipment
  • Ensure orders are received and that parts, equipment and stock meet operational requirements prior to installation
  • Obtain personnel security access and clearance to maintain the security of the building
  • Perform park grounds/cemetery maintenance tasks such as marking grave sites and marking monument setting
  • Perform trimming and blowing of lose debris
  • Performs safety inspections and addresses deficits on the City of Austin five (5) municipal cemeteries
  • Performs minor repairs/construction on assigned equipment
  • Monitors mechanical and HVAC systems along with operations
  • Inspects all machinery areas
Qualifications for general maintenance worker
  • Five (5) years experience in maintenance of water distribution systems, water pump stations and wastewater collection systems, wastewater Lift Stations
  • Must be able to work in a Team Atomosphere on their own
  • Specific training and thorough knowledge in the particular area of facility maintenance, plus a broad knowledge of other disciplines such as general math, , is required
  • Knowledge of applicable state and Federal laws and company policies and procedures is required
  • Must possess a valid state issued driver license
  • Forklift experience up to 6000lbs desired
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General Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of general maintenance worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for general maintenance worker
  • Can perform carpentry tasks such as ceiling tile replacement, adjust doors and cabinets, hang pictures/plaques, adjust closers and panic bars, perform minor construction
  • Can perform painting tasks such as patching holes and cracks or fills in joints
  • Can perform electrical tasks such as light bulb replacement, ballast replacement, replace switches and outlets, repair or replace light fixtures as needed
  • Can perform mechanic tasks such as belt replacement, greasing of bearings, filter changes, motor and pump replacement
  • Ability to use hand and power tools required to complete above tasks
  • Performs all repairs according to specifications and standards
  • Can work from drawings and follow all maintenance instructions
  • Re-paints structures and equipment
  • Repairs or replaces concrete floors, steps, and sidewalks
  • Hangs doors and installs door locks
Qualifications for general maintenance worker
  • Comfortable working outside
  • General knowledge of hand tools may be needed but not mandatory
  • Certified locksmith or locksmith apprentice with at minimum 2-3 years experience
  • Maintain real life situational positioning
  • MUST HAVE A CLASS B CDL LICENSE
  • Completed high school or equivalent level of education
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General Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a general maintenance worker. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for general maintenance worker
  • Be flexible! This position must prioritize and change course of action on the fly
  • Safety First! We are committed to providing a safe work environment
  • Do it all! Maintenance team members must demonstrate human relation and effective communication skills
  • But wait there’s more! This is a full time, benefited position
  • General Maintenance Worker
  • Interacts professionally with customers, contractors, vendors and staff members
  • Drives Government or DBSI -owned vehicles to pick up and deliver labor, small materials and tools to worksites
  • Incumbent must have the ability and experience to troubleshoot and identify root causes of various types of Mechanical failures
  • Incumbent must have the ability to work independently, troubleshoot, and make repairs and recommendations with minimal supervision on a variety of Mechanical tasks
  • At times the Incumbent maybe required to assist, support or work with a Journeyman Mechanic to complete more complex tasks
Qualifications for general maintenance worker
  • Prior experience in HVAC/carpentry/painting/general maintenance
  • Must be flexible in meeting the staffing needs of the department on call availability
  • Forklift, Scissor Lift and Floor Sweeper Certifications
  • EOE M/F/DN
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain WA Asbestos Worker Certification, WA/EPA Lead (Pb) Paint Worker Certification
  • Must be able to pass respirator physical and asbestos/lead (Pb) physical examination annually
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General Maintenance Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a general 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 general maintenance worker
  • Incumbent must have an extensive working knowledge of the International Mechanical Code
  • Will be required to perform file maintenance, workspace cleanup, maintain warehouse space and telephone answering
  • Support and assist other trade groups and department staff as needed or directed
  • Hang doors and install door locks
  • May be required to perform janitorial services
  • Perform general maintenance on equipment, machinery and vehicles
  • Responsible for a variety of tasks, which may include applying touch up paint, caulking, replace floor and ceiling tile, replace electrical outlet, switch covers and bulbs, repair/replace door hardware, cleans roof drains and gutters
  • Communicates and interacts directly with the customer and supervisors
  • Assists journeyman craftsmen in assigned tasks
  • Maintains, repairs, and replaces doors, woodwork, paneling, drywall, floor coverings
Qualifications for general maintenance worker
  • Ability to use a power washer for long periods of time
  • Must able to work in elevated areas such as ladders, scaffolding and areal man lifts
  • Must be able to stand, bend, crawl, and stoop for long periods of time
  • Performs skilled repairs and upgrades
  • Must be able to use computer, smartphone, and smart device
  • Various types of locations (indoor and outdoors)

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