General maintenance and repair workers are responsible for completing maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting activities, as well as cleaning and verifying that tools and equipment are working correctly. Communication skills are important in this position to work well in a team setting and complete repair projects under strict deadlines, and they may also work independently and write reports based on their observations.
Maintenance/repair workers should be able to stand on their feet for prolonged periods of time and follow strict safety regulations when handling and repairing specialized equipment. They also wear protective gear such as steel-toed boots, goggles, and hard hats and participate in training sessions to stay up-to-date with changes and advances in technology. They should be able to interpret designs, blueprints, and instruction manuals, and may be tasked with changing parts, modifying items to fit, putting screws into place, and relaying information and reports to a maintenance/repair manager. These workers must be organized and pay close attention to detail to reduce the risks of accidents, and they also keep accurate maintenance logs for future reference and make recommendations for facility improvements. A high school diploma is generally required for this position, and relevant skills and experience are highly beneficial.
Maintenance and Repair Worker, General Tasks
Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.