By Esperanza Poquiz
There are many factors that go into keeping a facility operating smoothly, whether it’s dealing with: plumbing, general building repairs, keeping up with building codes. The go-to person that we turn to for these matters is the facility’s Building Maintenance and Repair (BMR) Workers.
BMR Workers are essentially a jack of all trades. Daily duties of a BMR Worker varies on a day to day basis. They may be touching up paint on a wall in the office one minute and then repairing an outlet with faulty wiring the next. Their main goal is to ensure that the building is a safe environment for all employees. Listed below are a few more tasks it takes to be a Building Maintenance & Repair Worker:
- – Conduct regular inspections and address the areas that need fixing
- – Move facility property, such as desks, chairs, computers
- – Troubleshoot
- – Replace light bulbs and air filters
- – Change locks and doorknobs or oil the hinges
- – Facilitate general building repairs like damaged floorboards or ceiling structures
- – Assemble new equipment
Not to be mistaken as janitorial work, BMR Workers occasionally have cleaning duties. They may be asked to sterilize an area after a pipe has burst while assessing the repairs needed.
All buildings require upkeep to operate successfully and generally have a BMR Worker on call 24/7. Here are some examples:
- – Apartment complexes
- – Hotels
- – Corporate/Business buildings
- – Hospitals and clinics
- – Real estate and lending agencies
- – Educational services departments
If you would like to know more on how to become a Building Maintenance and Repair Worker, a great place to start is by looking into Tidewater Tech’s Building Maintenance and Repair Program.