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Working As A Building Maintenance Mechanic

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Building Maintenance Mechanic Do At Tree of Life

* The Building Maintenance Mechanic will assist the maintenance team and will support all aspects of the maintenance department as needed, including general building and grounds maintenance.
* Ensuring all plant equipment is functioning at optimum levels by performing repairs and long-term improvements.
* Essential Functions:
* Responsible for maintenance and repairs of the building (interior and exterior structures and related fixtures and utilities) through the use of a variety of skills consisting of advanced carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, welding, conveyor, and ammonia systems.
* Will also be responsible for PIT equipment maintenance

What Does A Building Maintenance Mechanic Do At Borden Dairy Company

* All matters listed herein are considered to be essential job functions.
* There may be other job functions which are essential, but are not listed below.
* Also, Borden Dairy may revise this description at any time deemed necessary.
* Be able to access all areas of machines and support equipment.
* Be able to access all areas of the facilities as is needed to perform repairs and maintenance
* Ability to disassemble and assemble all parts of machines and support equipment according to the manufacturers, specifications.
* Trouble shoots and repairs all equipment in the plant.
* Do preventative maintenance on all equipment as scheduled.
* Be able to read electrical schematic.
* Have a basic understanding of hydraulic.
* Arc welding and/or Heliarc welding.
* Electrical troubleshooting and repair.
* Electronic and PLC troubleshooting and repair.
* Rebuilding gearboxes and drives.
* Repair and troubleshooting of filling machines.
* Rebuilding valves and pumps.
* Ensure full compliance with all company safety policies and procedures.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Building Maintenance Mechanic Do At Boscov's Department Store, LLC

* Clean/organize maintenance related areas to keep compliant with regulations
* Perform electrical work up to and including 480 vac/3 phase
* Lighting repairs, replacements and upgrades
* Maintain machinery, equipment, and tools by cleaning, lubricating, greasing, oiling to ensure optimum working order
* Apply paint, varnish, and stain to all types of surfaces in order to protect and beautify surfaces using appropriate tools and equipment.
* Repair drywall and other surface materials
* Complete minor roofing repairs, keep rooflines and drains clear of debris
* Adjust and maintain doors and door openers
* Repair and minor patching to floor surfaces
* Troubleshoot, repair, and service HVAC related equipment, compressor change out, motor replacement, leak detection, repair belts, filters, and drains
* Service and replace plumbing fixtures
* Electrical generator inspections, operations, and minor repairs
* Related duties as assigned

What Does A Building Maintenance Mechanic Do At Horizon Health

* General repairs including plumbing, electrical, floor covering, painting, janitorial, and seasonal needs
* HVAC troubleshooting
* Office space set-up
* Monthly building audits
* Adhere to all necessary state, local and governing body codes
* Supervision of janitorial staff
* Work with vendors and contractors for property needs
* Work closely with construction department in planning and finishing of jobs
* Additional duties may be required, but are not limited to the following: renovation projects including alterations of walls, carpentry, drywall, electrical, doors, ceilings, plumbing, floor covering and paint
* This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.
* Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, that may be required by their supervisor

What Does A Building Maintenance Mechanic Do At La Quinta Inns & Suites

* repairing and maintaining the interior and exterior of the hotel while following Company standards for quality, cleanliness, guest satisfaction, and safety and security.
* Other key duties include:
* Perform routine maintenance such as painting, carpet/floor cleaning, caulking, etc.
* Perform minor adjustments on HVAC systems, room furniture, fixtures and other items in the hotel
* Perform duties of the company’s preventative maintenance program
* Report major repair needs to the General Manager
* Assist in setup/cleanup of meeting rooms
* Assist in other areas of the hotel as needed, such as collecting/delivering dirty linen to laundry, assisting with laundry or housekeeping as needed
* Keywords: handyman, handy man, hotel maintenance, apartment maintenance, building maintenance, facilities maintenance, property maintenance, maintenance technical

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How To Become A Building Maintenance Mechanic

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Building Maintenance Mechanic Career Paths

Building Maintenance Mechanic
Service Technician Service Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator Correction Officer Foreman
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Building Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Building Maintenance Technician Building Engineer Chief Engineer
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner Maintenance Manager
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator Electrician Foreman
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Electrician Journeyman Electrician Foreman
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Electrician Foreman
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Electrician Foreman Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Building Maintenance Mechanic Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Swahili

  • Finnish

  • Vietnamese

  • Albanian

  • French

  • Tagalog

  • Navajo

  • Croatian

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Top Skills for A Building Maintenance Mechanic


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Top Building Maintenance Mechanic Skills

  1. Hvac
  2. Windows
  3. Safety Standards
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed preventative maintenance and service on HVAC, rooftop package units, liquid chilled systems, refrigeration systems and ice machines.
  • Clean exterior and interior windows daily, make sure all vents are in good working condition and replace filters as needed.
  • Performed finishing/repairs to curbs and sidewalks, patching and repairing roads within property to meet corporate safety standards and reduce incidents.
  • Manage carpet cleaning, vacuuming, floor care, trash removal and restroom cleaning for 10+ offices and 100+ employees.
  • Inspected facility and grounds and picked up any trash.

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