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Building Maintenance and Repair Job Description

Building maintenance worker looking through plans for repairs on a room
Building Maintenance and Repair workers perform a variety of hands-on tasks everyday!

Depending on the employer and work environment, a Building Maintenance and Repair Job Description consists of a variety of tasks. The industry they work in could differ from real estate and rental properties, manufacturing plants, government facilities, schools and health care. In a single day, they will be handling multiple duties so it is key to be able to prioritize. It is also important for a Building Maintenance and Repair worker to remember safety is key in preparing for daily duties (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – What Building Maintenance and Repair Workers Do page).

What is the Building Maintenance and Repair Job Description?

In most cases, a Building Maintenance and Repair Worker is responsible for the upkeep of machines, mechanical equipment and buildings. Upkeep can include plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating system maintenance of many homes and apartments. Other duties include, troubleshooting electrical switches, problem solving using various repair or parts manuals, general cleaning of properties, and stocking and ordering supplies. Preventive maintenance and planning, including the assembly of machinery or equipment, blueprints or diagrams, and estimating repairs and costs with clients is also vital. There are common hand and power tools Building Maintenance and Repair workers use, such as, screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches and hammers.

For more information about a career in the building maintenance and repair field, or to speak with an admissions representative and apply for career training, contact Tidewater Tech today by visiting our Building Maintenance and Repair Training Webpage. You can also learn more about Tidewater Tech at our Consumer Information Disclosure page, Your Right to Know.


So if you’re ready for a new career and you want to train in months and not years, contact Tidewater Tech today to learn more about our career training programs! You can also learn more about Tidewater Tech at our Consumer Information Disclosure page, Your Right to Know.


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