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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What does a Building Maintenance Technician do?

The Building Maintenance Technician is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of a building or area. Duties can vary from day to day and a maintenance schedule may be implemented so time management skills are required. Building Maintenance Technicians need to have a good knowledge of building skills including HVAC, plumbing, drywall installation, painting, and general building repair. Also will need to be adept at using a variety of hand and electrical tools. Experience in construction and a degree or certification from a technical school will be beneficial in this role.

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 optimize 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 specialized, consider including the specialization 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 downtown commercial office building has an immediate opening for a dedicated Building Maintenance Technician. We operate a six-story 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 he or she encounters 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 organization and who the job 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

  • High school diploma/GED 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 60 lbs. and climb onto ladders

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