Hiring New Employees and How CMMS Can Help

January 8, 2018
2 min

The hiring process at your maintenance department can sometimes be difficult when looking for the right type of employee. You either have a lot of inquiries from people who simply need anything and will leave when they find something better, or you have those who are overqualified and may not be satisfied with the salary. 

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When looking for the right employee, here are a few basics that they should have knowledge of:



includes the repair, replacement, or installation of faucets, pipes, hot water tanks, toilets, garbage disposals, dishwashers, water-dispensing refrigerators, and washing machines.



includes the repair, replacement, or installation of power switches, fuses, wall sockets, ceiling lights, ceiling fans, climate control systems, and garage doors openers.


Drywall Repair:

includes filling in small holes caused by nails and minor dings from normal wear and tear–most commonly performed between the time a tenant vacates a unit and a new renter assumes occupancy for those in hospitality or rental areas.



includes minor touch-ups following damage repair and new coats of paint applied to unit walls between the time a tenant vacates a unit and a new renter assumes occupancy for those in rental situations.


Appliance Repair:

includes the repair, replacement, or installation of major household appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, range ovens, washers and dryers, hot water tanks, and air conditioners.


Grounds Keeping:

includes mowing grass, pulling weeds, trimming, and pruning trees and shrubs, watering lawns and plants, replacing light bulbs along pathways and parking areas, sweeping or raking leaves, and tidying up bark or other ground covering.



includes maintaining a tidy appearance in shared community locations, such as the leasing office lobby, clubhouses, and fitness or recreational areas– and also includes cleaning fixtures, floors and other surfaces in vacated units before new renters assume occupancy in rental type situations. This also applies to maintenance departments at hotels, motels, condos, etc.


Snow Removal:

includes shoveling, blowing or plowing snow away from covered walkways and driveways, and laying down rock salt atop icy surfaces to prevent slipping in areas where snow is a factor.


Customer Service:

includes professional, prompt, and courteous correspondence with renters when scheduling and providing maintenance services, and with contracted vendors that provide additional facility services.


Read More: CMMS Can Help When Hiring Your Next Employee


Time Management:

includes maintaining an organized scheduling and tracking system, usually on a computer, to effectively complete all maintenance requests in a timely manner and in the order by which they were received or by level of urgency.


With a CMMS you can provide your new staff with some helpful information in the preventative maintenance tasks. Most work orders that need explaining will have the information written out in delail about the steps to be taken for each scheduled task.  You can also monitor the work being done by the new employee so jobs don't fall behind and get neglected. Preventive-Maintenance-Checklist

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