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Newcastle Maintenance Officer

  • 494002
  • Maintenance Officer
  • Full time permanent

About us:

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.                                                   

About us:

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.   

                                                     
About the opportunity:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Maintenance Officer to join the Newcastle team, to ensure that all tasks are undertaken to support service delivery outcomes including the maintenance of the property and land-based assets, plant, and equipment. This is a full time permanent position located in Garden Suburb. This role requires some local travel around the Newcastle and surrounds area to support our facilities. 

Role Objectives:

  • To enable care and accommodation services to be provided in a safe, sustainable, and homelike environment through the timely undertaking of planned and unplanned maintenance
  • Communicate effectively with residents, staff, and families, being empathetic and understanding of the needs of aged residents.
  • Ensuring that maintenance work undertaken is compliant with corporate standards and WHS. Ensure all contractors attending sites have had appropriate site induction and are working safely.
  • Undertake building/property maintenance tasks as necessary and in a timely manner. Such tasks may be routine or planned and/or reactive.   

                                                                     

Qualifications & Skills:

Trade qualification in a maintenance discipline or equivalent proven experience. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation that relates to buildings, workplace health, and safety. Minimum of 3 or more years’ experience in your field of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain buildings and equipment to be compliant with legislation and/or corporate standards.  
  • Understanding of obligations of contractors.  Good computer skills.
  • Current NSW driver’s license. 

Even Better:

  • Demonstrated experience in a maintenance role preferably in an Aged care /Retirement living setting
  • Detailed knowledge of the application use of CMMS

Benefits & Culture:

 Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Salary packaging
  • Uniform & Laundry allowance
  • Use of a work ute for travel 
  • Ongoing training & development
  • Career development opportunities

 Position Description - Maintenance Officer (2).pdf

 

 Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national police check, reference checks, and working with children checks.

Closing date: May 22, 2021

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