How to write a Building Maintenance Technician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Building Maintenance Technician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Building Maintenance Technician job titles

    Building Maintenance Technician
    Senior Building Maintenance Technician
    Building Maintenance Technician (2nd shift)
    Building Maintenance Technician (Part-Time)
    Maintenance Technician

Building Maintenance Technician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Building Maintenance Technician job summary

Our city centre commercial office building has an immediate opening for a dedicated Building Maintenance Technician. We operate a six-storey building in a busy part of town. The building contains 42 offices and several common areas that require constant support and maintenance. The successful candidate will be responsible for plumbing, electrical, access control and HVAC maintenance as well as any other duties assigned by the Facilities Manager. We’re looking for a professional who can take the initiative and help anticipate problems before they occur. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively with tenants, visitors and anyone else they encounter on the job.

Building Maintenance Technician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Building Maintenance Technician responsibilities

    Evaluate, repair and maintain plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems in the building
    Communicate with facilities management about any work that requires outside expert assistance
    Receive and respond to tenant reports of mechanical or maintenance issues on their premises
    Work with tools and supplies necessary to complete projects
    Maintain corporate safety procedures at all times and comply with access control regulations
    Evacuate building in the event of an emergency
    Maintain fire, carbon monoxide, smoke and other safety systems within the structure
    Calibrate instruments and tools required for job responsibilities

Building Maintenance Technician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Building Maintenance Technician skills

    School leaver’s certificate required
    4+ years’ building maintenance experience
    Ability to work evenings and weekends as assigned
    Willingness to inspect and evaluate all mechanical aspects of the building
    Must have the ability to climb heights, lift up to 25-30 kg and climb onto ladders

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