general duties/maintenance officer in Newcastle

amy haynes, randstad
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newcastle, new south wales
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amy haynes, randstad
0438 863 915
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Overview: Provide maintenance services as part of the grounds and outdoors team including grounds maintenance (mowing, edging, hedging, weeding , Mulching), external building cleans, high cleaning, general duties including waste management, furniture relocation, traffic management etc that are required to maintain the day to day operations.

Please note candidate needs to be flexible in travelling to the different areas throughout the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.


• General
• Movement of furniture, equipment and stores as required
• Assist in setting up for special functions.
• Assist in cleaning up after special functions.
• Assist where necessary with linen distribution and collection.
• Removal of waste, including contaminated waste and recycling.

b. Grounds Maintenance
• Mowing of lawns and open grassed areas, including edge trimming around buildings, fences and pathways.
• Periodic weed spraying, as required
• Removal of damaged trees or branches, causing safety concerns
• Cleaning of leaves from roadways, gutters, drains, pathways and courtyards as required
• Establish and maintain gardens, including pruning of shrubs.
• Install and maintain irrigation system.
• Removal of litter from grounds, including outside buildings and roadways
• Maintain and clean plant and equipment reporting any repairs as required
• Ensure storm water drains are free from debris
• Correctly store and use hazardous substances according to manufactures’ requirements.

c. Minor Maintenance
• Remove and replace curtains and blinds as required.
• Attend to minor repairs and installations to buildings, furniture and equipment where necessary. This includes but is not limited to:
• Use of tools in accordance with safety regulations and maintenance requirements.
• Assist trade staff as required.


• Mowing and maintenance of grounds and gardens, including maintenance of mowing and gardening equipment.
• Attend to minor maintenance of buildings and equipment, which does not require a qualified tradesperson.
• Undertaking of movement of furniture, equipment and stores as required, including storage of redundant items.
• Performing other relevant duties as directed by supervisor.


• Experience working with and maintaining mowing and grounds equipment.
• Proven experience in the maintenance and minor repairs to buildings, furnishings and equipment that does not require a trade qualification.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to adapt to constantly changing work environment.
• Good oral communication skills and ability to liaise with all staff.
• Basic computer skills.
• Current drivers licence.


The position holder is responsible for working in a safe manner which includes: -
• Complying with OHS legislation, WorkCover NSW guidelines and Codes of Practice
• Participating in OHS training and OHS consultative processes.
• Inspecting, using and maintaining provided equipment including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Identifying and reporting hazards in the workplace.
• Taking care to ensure the safety of clients, other workers and visitors in the workplace.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


General Duties/Maintenance Officer


Current Drivers licence, Current police check, basic computer skills, good oral communication skills, proven experience in the maintenance and minor repairs to buildings, furnishings and equipment.

educational requirements

Secondary School/High School