Maintenance Assistant

Life St Dominic's Hospital
Maintenance Assistant

A vacancy exists for a Maintenance Assistant based at Life St. Dominic’s Hospital, reporting to Fortune Poopedi, Hospital Engineering Manager. The successful candidate will ensure well maintained and reliable assets through routine inspections and maintenance eliminating equipment faults and quick deterioration of assets associated with Land and Buildings.

Critical Outputs
  • Conduct Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual Planned Maintenance on all equipment.
  • Inspect all hospital spaces/areas daily to identify problems or defects with building, land, furniture, and fixtures.
  • Respond to ward and general area requests for soft maintenance services, including replacing air filters, installing new locks, troubleshooting smoke detectors, etc.
  • Repair plumbing, furniture, ironmongery, bathroom fixtures and fittings and safety systems in the wards as required.
  • Ensure the parking lot and sidewalks are free from any obstructive features that may cause.
  • Test performance of in-unit appliances, such as toasters, microwaves, stoves, ovens, water hydroboils and coffee machines.
  • Provide nursing staff with advice and guidance on maintaining their wards and common areas.
  • Respond to requests from doctor’s rooms, auxiliary services areas and soft services maintenance requests as reported.
  • Be fully capable of maintaining and repairing fixtures such as air conditioning, carpentry, drywall, small power, flooring, kitchen, bath, roofing, windows, and doors.
  • Maintain and arrange signage, wall pictures, flowerpots, decorative fixtures, television mounting and road marking.
  • Complete and return all maintenance job cards to Maintenance Office
  • Be able to perform after hour standby duties during call outs/emergencies.
  • Matric / Grade 12
  • At least N2 or Higher Technical Trade Courses with minimum of 3 years in engineering maintenance or facilities maintenance
  • Minimum N3 in Electrical or Mechanical would be advantageous.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Practical experience in hospital environment or similar environment is essential.
  • Good communication Skills (both verbal and written).
  • Good Planning and Organizing Skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills Resilience and stress tolerance Strong customer orientation
  • Willing to work flexi hours as well as standby.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing (negotiation)
  • Drive & energy
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Friday, April 5, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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