Maintenance Worker Job Description

A maintenance worker is a person who repairs, maintains, and replaces equipment and machinery, including building structures, vehicles and ships, in a manner that maintains and improves them.

A maintenance worker's job can be broken down into two areas: preventive and corrective maintenance.

Preventive maintenance includes inspections or examinations to identify early signs of potential failures.

Preventive maintenance can help reduce unplanned downtime, improve equipment reliability and extend the service life of equipment.

Corrective maintenance includes repairs to correct failures, extend equipment life, and prevent failures from happening again.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Maintenance Worker to join our team and help us keep our properties in top condition. The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role and will be able to work independently and as part of a team. If you're a hard worker with a positive attitude, then we want to hear from you!

Maintenance Worker Duties:

  • Maintain property by inspecting, maintaining, and repairing building systems and fixing faulty equipment
  • Install, maintain, and repair plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Maintain building exteriors by cleaning, painting, repairing, or replacing structures and equipment
  • Decontaminate and clean contaminated areas
  • Maintain grounds and landscaping; inspect plant health, remove dead or diseased plants, prune, fertilize, and weed
  • Monitor air conditioning/heating and electrical equipment for efficiency
  • Maintain instruments, tools, and equipment
  • Arrange for snow removal, weed control, and other maintenance

Maintenance Worker Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and tear down the shop, making repairs when needed, including roofing, heating, and cooling
  • Assist with equipment repair and inventory
  • Maintain pathways, stairs, and walkways
  • Clean and maintain grounds
  • Organize large deliveries
  • Perform other routine tasks

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Requirements And Skills:

  • 2-4 years’ maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing, painting, carpentry, and electrical skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Responsible for tasks ranging from changing light bulbs to larger repairs
  • Always safety conscious

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We are also committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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