Maintenance assistants are generally responsible for repairing small or large objects which are malfunctioning, and some examples include fixing pools, broken appliances, landscaping, and pressure-cleaning and law duties. Most maintenance assistants work in people's homes, but they may also work in small factories or businesses to fix leaky pipes, broken chairs, or anything else that may require repair.
Maintenance assistants are usually required to have some prior experience and their own tools, though some employers provide the necessary tools for the job. Basic plumbing, repair, carpentry, and electrical skills are often required for this position, and they must also be able to use both basic and power tools. They must be aware of all safety procedures to keep all employees safe, and the ability to lift or move heavy objects may also be necessary. Educational requirements are not strict for this position, though prior experience and industry certificates are highly beneficial.
Maintenance Assistant Tasks
Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on building structures, grounds, building systems, and equipment
Complete various painting, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing projects.
Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.