Facilities assistants perform a number of tasks related to facility maintenance and cleaning, such as the cleaning of restrooms, offices, and hallways; removal of trash; restocking of necessary office supplies in each office; performing repairs as needed; and performing upkeep of facility landscaping. These individuals also maintain facilities equipment and make sure equipment is operable. Additionally, these assistants must be able to assist staff members in facilities-related tasks when required.
Facility assistants must be able to follow proper cleaning procedures to ensure that the facilities meet company and legal safety regulations. They need to keep records of any equipment or supplies that need to be replaced, as well as respond to any work orders. Other tasks performed by facilities assistants may include helping with event set-up, cleaning up after events, and conducting facilities inspections.
The minimum job requirements for this position typically include a high school diploma or equivalent, no previous or pending criminal history, and at least two years of experience in a maintenance position. Facilities assistants must be hardworking, able to lift at least 25 pounds, and have basic electrical knowledge. Additionally, they should possess a valid driver’s license, as well as reliable transportation, and they generally must be at least 18 years of age. A background check and drug testing is generally required, and applicants must be willing to work various shifts, as well as weekends as needed.
Facilities Assistant Tasks
Maintain records, report on status of projects and ongoing maintenance work.
Prepare and maintain status of maintenance work and capital project requisitions.
Provide general facility support by fulfilling routine light maintenance work orders; such as room set up, moving office equipment and furniture or repairs.
May be involved in periodic maintenance inspections of facilities for safety hazards and regulation requirements.