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BMR Breakdown: What Does a Building Maintenance & Repair Worker Do?

By Esperanza Poquiz

There are many factors that go into keeping a facility operating smoothly, whether it’s dealing with: plumbing, general building repairs, keeping up with building codes. The go-to person that we turn to for these matters is the facility’s Building Maintenance and Repair (BMR) Workers.

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BMR Workers are essentially a jack of all trades. Daily duties of a BMR Worker varies on a day to day basis. They may be touching up paint on a wall in the office one minute and then repairing an outlet with faulty wiring the next. Their main goal is to ensure that the building is a safe environment for all employees. Listed below are a few more tasks it takes to be a Building Maintenance & Repair Worker:

  • – Conduct regular inspections and address the areas that need fixing
  • – Move facility property, such as desks, chairs, computers
  • – Troubleshoot
  • – Replace light bulbs and air filters
  • – Change locks and doorknobs or oil the hinges
  • – Facilitate general building repairs like damaged floorboards or ceiling structures
  • – Assemble new equipment

Not to be mistaken as janitorial work, BMR Workers occasionally have cleaning duties. They may be asked to sterilize an area after a pipe has burst while assessing the repairs needed.

All buildings require upkeep to operate successfully and generally have a BMR Worker on call 24/7. Here are some examples:

  • – Apartment complexes
  • – Hotels
  • – Corporate/Business buildings
  • – Hospitals and clinics
  • – Real estate and lending agencies
  • – Educational services departments

If you would like to know more on how to become a Building Maintenance and Repair Worker, a great place to start is by looking into Tidewater Tech’s Building Maintenance and Repair Program.


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