Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Worker


Job Location

South Railway Embankment, Pattensen, Georgetown


The Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Worker maintains school buildings and grounds in top condition to ensure full and productive use of school facilities. To accomplish these tasks the Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Worker must work closely with the staff and administration.


  • Assist in maintaining school buildings and grounds in top condition. 

  • Assist in promoting the safety, health, and comfort of students and employees in school buildings and grounds. 

  • Maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all maintenance and repair projects. 

  • Perform preventive maintenance, repair, and installation in connection with: a. electrical, plumbing, and AC systems,

    exterior and interior of buildings, and school grounds. 

  • Move equipment and materials within and between school buildings. 

  • Work overtime when emergencies arise in order to prevent disruption of the school.

  • Act as a substitute custodian when necessary. 

  • Observe school policies at all times. 

  • Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.

  • Adhere to all school health and safety policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification.

  • Certificate in HVAC, building maintenance technology, or a relevant field is preferred.

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role.

  • In-depth knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems.

  • Advanced understanding of general maintenance procedures and techniques.

  • Physically capable and available to work overtime.

  • Effective problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be well-organized and have the ability to prioritize tasks.


  • Clear and maintain the yard and immediate exterior of the school including fences by ensuring all materials and junk are disposed of swiftly.

  • Ensure that disposal of assets is approved by Management

  • Oversee clearance of garbage stored in receptacles by the waste disposal company, and notifying Supervisor or Facilities Manager if not collected in a timely manner.

  • Monitor drainage (sump) pumps, reporting to the Supervisor or the Facilities Manager any problems.

  • Monitor the water supply system, reporting to the Supervisor or the Facilities Manager any problems.

  • Assist with the preparation of events.

  • Ensure that doors and gates to sheds and outdoor storage areas are closed and/or locked in order to keep students safe.

  • Assist custodial staff with moving of garbage from buildings to garbage receptacles.

  • Assist with the setting up of lunch tables and chairs.

  • Maintain school buildings and grounds in top condition to ensure full and productive use of facilities.

  • Building and apartment maintenance tasks in carpentry inclusive of any remedial works.

  • Paint & refurbish areas as needed.

  • Monitor equipment and replace batteries as needed.

  • Assist with basic plumbing maintenance.

  • Change light bulbs, interior and exterior as needed.

  • Assist in the movement of items.

  • Keep records of tools and recommend tools to be purchased.

  • Maintain the stock rooms located in the container and High School

  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

  • Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community. 

  • React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned. 

  • Appropriately operate all equipment and machinery as necessary. 

  • Support the value of an education.

A Job By

Georgetown International Academy Inc.


Established in 1971, our school was founded to provide an American based education in Guyana to serve U.S. embassy families. We grew to serve other local diplomatic as well as multinational business communities. As the only U.S. accredited educational institution in the country, we look within and beyond Guyana in order to benchmark our programs, faculty, facilities, and results against the finest international schools in the region. Situated on a secure campus located in the Prashad Nagar neighborhood of Georgetown, we offer the most robust academic and extracurricular programs of any school in the country.
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