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Maintenance Assistant

at Life Springs Parkland Hospital
Location Springs, South Africa
Date Posted May 14, 2019
Category Administrative Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR





This job exists to 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

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 and troubleshooting smoke detectors.

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 harm.

Inspect and maintain fire sprinklers, boosters, hydrants, hose reels, extinguishers and common area rubbish receptacles on the premises.

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 fixture such as air conditioning, carpentry, drywall, small power, flooring, kitchen, bath, roofing, windows and doors.

Perform building painting and area pressure washing.

Maintain and arrange signage, wall pictures, flower pots, decorative fixtures, television mounting and road marking.


At least N2 qualification in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering (carpentry or plumbing) with a minimum of 3 years in engineering maintenance or facilities maintenance environment.

Practical experience in a hospital environment or similar environment is essential.


Problem-solving, analysis and judgment


Engaging diversity

Verbal and written communication and presentation

Maintenance Assistant


Drive and energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behavior

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness