5153-Building caretakers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Building caretakers
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Job Description: 
Building caretakers take care of apartment houses, hotels, offices, churches and other buildings and maintain them and associeated grounds in a clean and orderly condition. They may supervise other workers and contractors depending on the size and nature of the building concerned.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) supervising the work of cleaning, housekeeping and building maintenance staff and contractors
  • (b) participating in cleaning, simple repairs and maintenance of building interiors
  • (c) tending furnaces and boilers to ensure provision of heat and hot water
  • (c) regulating conduct of tenants and visitors in such matters as noise abatement or misuse of property
  • (e) providing small services to absent tenants such as accepting deliveries on their behalf or providing requested information to callers
  • (f) notifying management and owners of buildings of the need for major repairs
  • (g) patrolling buildings to ensure security is maintained
  • (h) filling out registration forms and providing tenants with copies of rules.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Caretaker
- Concierge (building)
- Janitor
- Sexton

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