Building Maintenance Assistant
United Nations Development Programme
Pretoria, South Africa
10d ago


  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Common Services Associate, the Building Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for the administration, maintenance and repairs work on the UN building and facilities;
  • he / she will oversee and evaluate the work of contractors and perform a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of general building maintenance repairs and services;
  • Install light bulbs, doors, cabinets, paneling, carpet, and bulletin boards;
  • Assist in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors;
  • Paint interior and exterior walls and cabinets if needed; mount wall pictures; assemble furniture;
  • Replace washers, faucets and seals on malfunctioning plumbing equipment; repair leaky faucets and clean clogged drains;
  • install and repair sprinklers;
  • Responsible for 24-hour emergency maintenance service as scheduled;
  • Carry pager / cell phone as required for on-call maintenance;
  • Monitor and maintain all building systems as assigned;
  • Responsible for alerting the Common Services Associate of any unusual occurrence and / or damage that have taken place or that may occur;
  • Maintain a professional courteous manner with all residents, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees;
  • Assure safety standards are used which comply with the organizations guidelines;
  • Ensure compliance of all work related activities in a fair, ethical, and consistent manner;
  • Follow established company policies and those outlined in the contractors guidelines;
  • Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service requests as assigned;
  • Work within expense limits established;
  • Maintain monthly inspection and maintenance of building and AC roof motors and fans and replace as needed; clean, grease and paint all equipment used in heating and ventilation.
  • Special projects and other responsibilities as may be determined.
  • Impact of Results

    The key results have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNDP as UN’s global development network.

    In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP communications and publication strategies.

    Competencies Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise

  • Methods and principles of general building maintenance;
  • Principles of carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical work;
  • Principles of heating, ventilation and cooling systems;
  • Principles and practices of contract administration;
  • Lock-smith and building locking and security systems;
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices;
  • Operate a variety of hand and power equipment in a safe and effective manner;
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of contractors;
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Client Orientation
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Responds to client needs promptly Required Skills and Experience
  • Experience

    At least two years of relevant experience responsible general facilities maintenance.

    Language Requirements

    Proficiency in English is required.

    Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    This position is open to South African Nationals and valid work permi holders only.

    Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) Agency

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