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Maintenance Worker

We are looking for a maintenance worker to join our organization and help us maintain a quality workplace environment. You will be required to look after electrical appliances, plumbing and the general cleaning tasks of the workplace. Your contribution will significantly impact the workplace atmosphere and contribute to our organization’s image.


Facilities Industry

The facilities department is an integral part of the administrative field. It takes charge of activities like keeping spaces and infrastructure in proper operating condition and prevention of equipment failure.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands on experience in maintaining spaces, appliances, and equipment.
  • Learning how to organize, multitask and manage time.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in cleaning and maintenance tasks.
  • Exposure to the facilities department and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Ensure the workplace is clean by dusting, vacuuming and mopping every day.
  • Perform maintenance tasks like fixing broken furniture, changing the light bulb and inspecting faulty appliances or equipment.
  • Ensure the plants are watered and trimmed.
  • Regularly wash the windows and clean glass surfaces with care.
  • Responding to complaints and resolving the issues of the employees.
  • Ensure all the electrical appliances are functioning properly.
  • Performing regular checks on the safety systems like fire alarms, smoke detectors, fuse box and so on.
  • Installation of new equipment or appliances needed.
  • Inspect problem areas and ensure the necessary steps are taken to solve them.
  • Regularly check and maintain the ventilators and thermostat.
  • Keep the supplies stocked and maintain an inventory and database.
  • Coordinate with other workers and perform tasks.
  • Update the authorities with weekly and monthly reports.


Requirements

  • Must have graduated from high school.
  • Prior experience as a technician, electrician, plumber or related fields.
  • Good knowledge of plumbing and electric systems.
  • Good physical strength and stamina.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and people skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and manuals.
  • Certificate by training programs and vocational training classes are .
  • A general sense of cleanliness.
  • Strong ability to organize and multitask.


Average Salary

On average $32,218 per annum.

Source - glassdoor.com

Career Path

Maintenance worker is an entry-level job. It is the role responsible for maintaining the workplace by fixing broken instruments, cleaning the surroundings, etc. It also includes tasks like responding to complaints, conducting regular check-ups and keeping an inventory of supplies. A minimum requirement for this job role is high school qualification.


Career Progression

With appropriate experience in this job role you can move on to other job roles in facilities:

  • Custodian
  • Maintenance Director


Sample Questions

Personal
  • What do you like about working in maintenance?

  • Describe an ordinary day in the life of maintenance according to you?

  • How would you rate your sense of hygiene?

Human Resources
  • If you notice a fellow employee not following the rules of maintenance how do you handle that?

  • Would you be okay with working overtime?

  • What makes you think you’d be a good fit with our company culture?

Management
  • How would you prioritize work if you had multiple tasks to complete?

  • How would you rate your multitasking and time management skills?

  • What are the tasks you had to do in your previous job?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • What is the best way to repair electrical equipment?

  • What are the equipments you have worked with in the past?

  • How do you stay up to date with the best practices, equipment, and products in your field of work?