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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
  • $28,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Building Maintenance Mechanic Do

General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.

Duties

General maintenance and repair workers typically do the following:

  • Maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings
  • Fix or replace faulty electrical switches, outlets, and circuit breakers
  • Inspect and diagnose problems and figure out the best way to correct them
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly
  • Assemble and set up machinery or equipment
  • Plan repair work using blueprints or diagrams
  • Do general cleaning and upkeep of buildings and properties
  • Order supplies from catalogs and storerooms
  • Meet with clients to estimate repairs and costs
  • Keep detailed records of their work

General maintenance and repair workers are hired for maintenance and repair tasks that are not complex enough to need the specialized training of a licensed tradesperson, such as a plumber or electrician.

These workers are also responsible for recognizing when a job is above their skill level and requires the expertise of an electrician; a carpenter; a heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanic or installer; or a plumber, pipefitter, or steamfitter.

General maintenance and repair workers may fix plaster or drywall. They may fix or paint roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, and other parts of buildings.

They also maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories.

General maintenance and repair workers get supplies and repair parts from distributors or storerooms to fix problems. They use common hand and power tools, such as screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers to fix, replace, or repair equipment and parts of buildings.

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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.

Education

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.

Training

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.

Advancement

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
Welder Millwright Maintenance Technician
Assistant Chief Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Engineer Chief Engineer Executive Officer
Assistant Director Of Operations
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Maintenance Technician
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Electrician Hvac Technician Building Maintenance Technician
Building Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Logistics Coordinator Project Coordinator
Construction Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Operations Manager Property Manager
Director Of Property Management
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Chief Engineer
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Welder Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Engineering/Maintenance Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Operations Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Building Maintenance Technician Building Engineer Facility Engineer
Facilities/Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Service Manager General Manager
General Manager Of Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Lead Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Security Officer Technician
Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Warehouse Lead Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Building Mechanic 4.5 years
Maintenance Person 2.8 years
Maintenance Worker 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Building Maintenance Mechanic
Cashier 5.7%
Technician 5.5%
Mechanic 5.2%
Carpenter 4.8%
Driver 4.5%
Custodian 4.4%
Supervisor 3.6%
Owner 3.5%
Top Careers After Building Maintenance Mechanic
Technician 5.0%
Driver 4.9%
Mechanic 4.2%
Welder 4.0%
Janitor 3.9%
Custodian 3.9%
Cashier 3.4%
Cleaner 3.0%
Owner 2.7%

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Building Maintenance Mechanic Demographics

Gender

Male

89.9%

Female

8.9%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

62.4%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

79.6%

Carrier

4.1%

Swahili

2.0%

Finnish

2.0%

Vietnamese

2.0%

Albanian

2.0%

French

2.0%

Tagalog

2.0%

Navajo

2.0%

Croatian

2.0%
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Building Maintenance Mechanic Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.7%

Universal Technical Institute

7.6%

Orleans Technical Institute

7.6%

Porter and Chester Institute

6.5%

Lincoln Technical Institute

6.5%

Ferris State University

5.4%

College of DuPage

5.4%

Apex Technical School

5.4%

Northwestern Technological Institute

4.3%

Community College of Philadelphia

4.3%

The Academy

4.3%

Sinclair Community College

4.3%

Kaplan University

4.3%

Northern Michigan University

4.3%

University of Wisconsin - Madison

4.3%

Fresno City College

3.3%

Saint Louis University-

3.3%

University of Toledo

3.3%

Elgin Community College

3.3%

Montgomery College

3.3%
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Majors

Heating And Air Conditioning

12.3%

Business

10.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

9.4%

Automotive Technology

8.5%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

6.1%

Criminal Justice

5.3%

Property Management

5.3%

Industrial Technology

4.8%

Electrical Engineering

4.8%

General Studies

4.1%

Precision Metal Working

3.6%

Liberal Arts

3.6%

Engineering

3.4%

Computer Science

3.2%

Drafting And Design

2.6%

Communication

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering

2.6%

Construction Management

2.6%

Information Technology

2.4%

Accounting

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

51.1%

Certificate

14.3%

Associate

13.7%

Bachelors

13.5%

Diploma

5.0%

Masters

1.5%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Building Maintenance Mechanic

  1. Hvac
  2. Drywall Repair
  3. Safe Environment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained, diagnosed and repaired large and small-scale HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Control Systems and their support equipment.
  • General maintenance of city buildings including mopping, painting, drywall repairs.
  • Educate team members about the importance of working in a safe environment.
  • Clean building floors by power washing, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming and waxing them.
  • Performed routine preventative maintenance and repairs to ensure that HVAC and mechanical equipment was operating according design specifications.

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