Multi Skilled Maintenance and Repair Operative

A Jack of all trades who is an amazing all-rounder at maintaining a building’s mechanisms and systems.


As a Multi Skilled Maintenance and Repair Operative, you are an all rounder who can complete a variety of tasks within the environment they work in.

You will maintain and fix (planned and reactive) a building’s mechanisms and systems across electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and other equipment.

This could be anything from:

  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Fixing machines
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Furniture installation
  • Replacing locks
  • Appliance repairs

You’ll carry out engineering activities and checks, while adhering to safety requirements, identifying hazards and following work instructions.

Top 5 Tasks

  1. Preventative maintenance
  2. Fixing things
  3. New machinery installations
  4. Prioritising work
  5. Keep learning.


Typically, those starting out in this multi-skilled role £20,000, with those trained with experience earning around £35,000.

Salaries typically range depending on location and employer.

Am I Suited?

  • Learner
  • Problem solver
  • Hands-on
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
Over 320,000 women work in construction in the UK.


You’d typically need to possess GCSE grades or a BTEC/SQA Award.

Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 is also an option.

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