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73201 – General building maintenance workers and building superintendents

General building maintenance workers perform tasks related to the general maintenance of buildings. They execute minor repair work, maintain equipment and installations and perform preventive inspection of systems relating to building mechanics. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.


Example titles

  • Apartment building maintenance worker
  • Building operator - maintenance
  • Building superintendent
  • Handyperson

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs
  • perform other routine maintenance jobs such as painting and drywall repair
  • maintain inventory of supplies and equipment and make minor purchases as required
  • respond to requests from residents for minor repairs
  • perform daily inspections on the building systems
  • provide general assistance to skilled trade persons such as mechanics, electricians, carpenters and plumbers
  • coordinate the preparation of housing units prior to the arrival of new residents
  • ensure that security and safety measures are in place in the establishment
  • may advertise vacancies, show apartments and offices to prospective tenants and collect rent
  • may process lease or rental applications, including completion of background and credit checks
  • May move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies
  • May supervise other workers.

Employment requirements

  • Secondary school education is usually required.
  • Previous maintenance experience may be required.
  • A journeyman/woman certificate in one or more of the trades or a building operator certificate may be required for building superintendents.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.


  • Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners (65312)
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers (73200)
  • Other repairers and servicers (73209)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training
Major group
73 – General trades
Sub-major group
732 – Building maintenance installers, servicers and repairers
Minor group
7320 – Building maintenance installers, servicers and repairers
NOC 2021 Version 1.0
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