Profession building caretaker

Building caretakers take care of apartment houses, hotels, offices, churches and other buildings and maintain them and associated grounds in a clean and orderly condition. They may supervise other workers and contractors depending on the size and nature of the building concerned.

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Personality Type

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Skills

  • Examine the conditions of buildings

    Monitor and assess the conditions of buildings in order to detect faults, structural problems, and damages. Assess general building cleanliness for grounds maintenance and real estate purposes.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Manage ground maintenance

    Plan and direct the work of ground maintenance workers and units and maintain all natural areas.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Handle customer complaints

    Administer complaints and negative feedback from customers in order to address concerns and where applicable provide a quick service recovery.

  • Register information on arrivals and departures

    Write down information about visitors, patrons or employees, such as identity, the company they represent and time of arrival or departure.

  • Manage cleaning activities

    Oversee cleaning activities undertaken by employees.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Execute inspection walkway

    Carry out a route in order to verify if all the doors and windows are closed.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure compliance with noise standards perform safety inspections apply conflict management write work-related reports perform minor repairs to equipment deliver correspondence inspect building systems fill out forms handle veterinary emergencies use gardening equipment clean rooms clean surfaces budgetary principles perform ground maintenance activities