Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant

Salary: €28,000

Location: Dublin City Centre

Excellent accomodation company in Dublin City Centre looking for a Facilities Assistant to join their team. The successful candidate will take care of the residence, by keeping it in a great condition inside and out. This will involve cleaning all communal areas and maintaining the general upkeep of the residence; performing minor repairs, maintenance and minor redecoration as and when needed.

Main Duties

  • To clean all communal areas and external grounds on a daily basis– to include sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming.
  • To clean communal windows, glass panels and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaning materials.
  • To manage supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • To be responsible for low level electrical maintenance, including PAT testing. To carry out health and safety checks including weekly fire alarms checks and legionella testing.
  • Painting including interior blocks, doors, gates and any other areas as necessary.
  • To take pride in the look and feel of the property – ensuring that it is up to standard.
  • To take on a concierge and out of hours rota service, assisting residents where you can.
  • To assist the Manager with key tasks during the summer turnaround period (which may include deep cleaning of student rooms), ensuring that the building is ready for the new intake.
  • Room inspections as required, escalating any issues where necessary.
  • To provide an out of hours concierge service to our residents, assisting with arrivals/departures throughout the year.
  • Ensuring arrangements are in place for the removal of refuse. To make sure that refuse area is kept clean – this includes the surrounding areas (courtyard and car park).
  • To ensure that the bin stores are tidy and that the bins are rotated so that they are accessible to all residents.
  • To manage the stock (light bulbs, screwdrivers, fire equipment) and to advise the General Manager when items need to be replenished.
  • Maintaining arrangements for security and safety including inspecting fire fighting equipment and detectors. To escalate any issues to the Manager.
  • To ensure sufficient handover at the end of each shift, so that the incoming Facilities Assistant is aware of any outstanding issues.
  • To keep an up to date log of all events and incidents to ensure sufficient handover to colleagues.
  • Sourcing new suppliers and making recommendations to the General Manager.
  • Carrying out first line maintenance and assisting specialist contractors when required.
  • To liaise, provide access and monitor the work of all contractors, and tradespersons, highlighting any areas of concern to the Manager.
  • To sign off job sheets for repairs coming through the Repairs Tracking System.
  • To complete repairs in line with the service level agreement
  • Assisting with the distribution of mail for all residents.
  • To manage and monitor any inappropriate parking on site
  • To monitor the CCTV system, reporting any irregularities to the General Manager or external agencies.
  • Other duties as directed by the Manager

Our Values and Ideal Person Specifications:

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Can do attitude to
  • A Relevant trade (carpentry, electrician, plumbing etc.), although attitude and aptitude are more important
  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels (orally and in writing).
  • Good problem solving skills / ability to use own initiative

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Ciaran Smyth

Ciaran Smyth

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