Facilities/Maintenance Assistant

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Facilities/Maintenance Assistant

Remuneration: negotiable To be discussed 
Location: Johannesburg, Ferndale
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Fixed
Reference: #NATV51
Company: Newzroom Afrika

Job description

Applications are invited for the above-indicated vacancy within Newzroom Afrika. The incumbent will report to the facilities manager .
Job purpose
The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day house-keeping, general maintenance of the building and other handyman duties undertaken with respect to the company's planned maintenance and emergency work schedule.
Key responsibilities:
  • Ensure that compliance is maintained within accordance with statutory regulations and standards
  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the building and carrying out general maintenance or other duties as directed and as per the maintenance plan
  • Inspect the building and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions in need of repair
  • Minimize maintenance disruptions to the running of business
  • Adequately respond to maintenance requests and perform the tasks in a timely manner
  • Respond adequately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and inform the Health and Safety team of any hazard/s.
  • Experience in using manual and electrical tools
  • Ensuring the cleaning activities in and around the perimeters of building is well kept.
  • Oversee the upkeep of garden and removal of rubble and unwanted items in and around the office/building
  • Perform installations, assembling, fittings, repairs and replacements as needed
  • Analyse repair requests’ and troubleshoot them
  • Collaborate with workers and other professionals during renovations and monitor external service providers on site.
  • Assisting in maintaining adequate stock levels of consumables and safeguarding of tools
  • Must be able to give timeously and efficient responses/feedback to complaints/queries received
  • Complete work order records and files relating to maintenance paperwork
  • Liaise with service providers in line with orders and or any other services aligned
  • Oversee and ensure all sub-contractors leave the area in a clean and tidy state when the work is completed
  • Responsible for housekeeping of storeroom
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own reliable transport.
  • Travel between the office and external storage facilities to collect or store assets.
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends when required
  • Knowledge of standard Health and Safety protocols will be required

Skills and competencies 
  • Must have completed Grade 12
  • Technical diploma or Certificate in maintenance/handyman course/s. Knowledge of General Safety principles.
  • At least three-year experience in a maintenance / facilities environment
  • Proven experience as a maintenance and facilities assistant
  • Good organizational skills and active approach (great customer service)
  • Must be able to work independently or with a team
  • Physical stamina and dexterity. Able to carry heavy items
  • Be fit (able to work up and down stairs)
  • Attention to detail and problem solver
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication and administrative skills
Personal attributes
  • Administration and organisational skills;
  • Results-orientated, adheres to deadlines;
  • Assertive, ability to remain calm under pressure and resolve conflict;
  • Self-motivated and energetic;
  • Discreet
  • Team player, approachable, receptive to feedback from others.

Company Description

Newzroom Afrika is a premier South African 24-hour TV news channel broadcasting in Southern Africa, East and West Africa.
Posted on 20 May 11:30


Jamela Chomela
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