Date posted: February 2020

Handyperson- Augusta, GA

About Avison Young

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality properties.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a Building Maintenance/Handyperson that has some experience with repairs and mantenance of Electrical, HVAC, Lighting, and Plumbing systems.  They should also have experience with painting, drywall repairs, changing light bulbs/ballasts, and vendor supervision.  They will be working with the Facility Manager and Engineering Manager to satsify all client needs. 

Primary Responsibilities

Perform and/or direct the performance of all maintenance department service requests, insuring that work performed in these areas is accomplished efficiently with a minimum amount of disruption and inconvenience. All work will be followed up with adequate clean up. 

Work with Facility Manager to order necessary parts and supplies and stay within budget. Maintain inventories. Recommend and estimate facilities repairs and improvements for inclusion in the 5-year Capital plan.

Check malfunctioning equipment and ascertain corrective action required to restore to satisfactory operating condition.

Direct the performance of contracted maintenance work as needed.  Specific tasks include but are not limited to: insuring the timely performance of maintenance contract work, overseeing the fulfillment of equipment warrantee obligations by the installer and securing equipment manuals and drawings from the installers/contractors.

Follow all departmental safety policies. Complete all assigned safety training.  Maintains a clean and safe workplace.

Participate in facilities remodeling, new exhibit construction, and other planning activities of other Departments.  Manage and monitor construction and repair projects.

Maintain basic plumbing fixtures and plumbing issues.  This includes replacing of faucets, toilets, toilet flappers, fluid masters and other plumbing as the property requires.


Correct emergency conditions such as flooding, sewer backup, and equipment malfunctions.  This includes problem resolution and cleanup during and after corrective action has been taken.


Maintain building files and records relevant to building operations and tenants.


Assist with moving or removal of furniture, file cabinets, boxes, equipment, and other duties as assigned.


Be on call to respond to building emergencies on some occasions.

Performs all additional duties as requested.



Education - Minimum of a high school diploma.  

Experience - 3+ years of experience in facility/plant engineering maintenance.

Special knowledge and skills – HVAC background – including VAVs, CRAC units and building management systems. Emergency backup systems – including generators, transfer switches, UPSs, PDUs and Static switches.

Good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well in both oral and written reports.

Must be proficient in basic computer application software such as MS Office, Outlook, etc. and be familiar with electronic work order and PM systems.

Must have or obtain any licenses or certifications that are required by local or state jurisdictions within 90 days of hire.

Must have strong work ethic.

Must pass Avison Young background check.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Our Equal Opportunity Commitment

Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world.  We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity.

The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law.

For those requiring assistance with disabilities, Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Avison Young is committed to employing the best talent with the most fair and equitable recruitment practices.


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