How is a normal day in the life of a facilities operations maintenance person? (Construction)
I am soon to be training under construction for facilities maintenance trying to get some answers to some questions #FacilitiesMaintenance
Your job first and foremost is the occupant's satisfaction. You will get requests that are sometimes unrealistic or impossible to complete, for example, personal comfort with the HVAC system. I work in an office building and the occupants are in close quarters, One person in the row is hot, while the rest of the group is comfortable. You have to learn tact and being able to talk to different people with differing tones. Make the occupant feel like you are doing everything you can to help them even if you cannot and always answer requests with urgency. The appearance, functionality, and occupant satisfaction of your building, reflects on you.
You will be responsible for getting quotes for outsourced repairs, you will have to manage the vendors when they are onsite, you will have to write proposals and presentations for repairs/ replacements over a certain dollar amount. In my position, I have to code and approve invoices, create and maintain the operating budgets and CAPEX (capital expense) budgets. I have to stay on top of preventative and scheduled maintenance on everything in the building. I am a project manager on all facility projects. I have to redesign areas in the office as they have new uses requested. I order and assemble furniture for the offices. I can go on and on. So, if you are like me and like to stay busy. this is the job for you.