Building Maintenance job description

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People working on Building Maintenance are responsible for fixing buildings that are broken and maintaining properties to ensure that they are in perfect conditions. They are also required to perform preventative maintenance operations to avoid costly repairs. Among their duties they keep walls and floors clean and free of stains, replace windows, blinds, and doors, repair leaky faucets, and remove trash.

Persons working on Building Maintenance area usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Repairing pneumatic systems.
• Replacing faulty electrical circuits.
• Painting walls.
• Maintaining boilers.
• Inspecting restrooms and other areas.


• Having math skills.
• Being able to climb up an extension ladder.
• Having knowledge of safety measures.
• Being physically fit.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to prepare estimates of time.
• Having knowledge of maintenance practices and repair methods.
• Being able to provide supervision.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to follow written and oral instructions.


Building Maintenance job placements do not have specific academic qualification requirements. This area is open for candidates having Bachelor´s Degrees in different subjects, but it is recommended to have degrees related to Maintenance and Housekeeping. Some of these jobs are also open for persons without advanced qualifications but having a High School Diploma or equivalent and including knowledge about electricity, waste management, and plumbing in order to perform specific duties. Several professionals working on this field also have an Associate´s Degree and classes in general construction and mathematics.

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