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Working As A Facilities Maintenance Engineer

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $43,808

    Average Salary

What Does A Facilities Maintenance Engineer 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 Facilities Maintenance Engineer

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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Average Length of Employment
Maintenance Person 2.8 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 4.8%
Mechanic 2.9%
Top Employers After
Engineer 4.3%
Manager 3.8%
Technician 3.2%

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Facilities Maintenance Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

92.3%

Female

4.9%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

59.7%

Hispanic or Latino

18.4%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

4.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.5%

German

12.5%

Carrier

12.5%

Swedish

6.3%

Chinese

6.3%

Romanian

6.3%

French

6.3%

Mandarin

6.3%

Arabic

6.3%
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Facilities Maintenance Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.0%

Bates Technical College

5.7%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

5.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.7%

University of Utah

5.7%

Purdue University

5.7%

University of Texas at San Antonio

5.7%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.8%

Wayland Baptist University

3.8%

Michigan Technological University

3.8%

Anoka Technical College

3.8%

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

3.8%

Grantham University

3.8%

Columbia Southern University

3.8%

Harford Community College

3.8%

Tidewater Community College

3.8%

Oklahoma State University

3.8%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

3.8%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.8%

Ferris State University

3.8%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

16.3%

Business

12.9%

Electrical Engineering

11.4%

Management

6.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

6.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.4%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

5.0%

Engineering

4.0%

Education

4.0%

Industrial Technology

3.5%

Chemical Engineering

3.5%

Computer Science

2.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.5%

Construction Management

2.5%

Industrial Engineering

2.0%

Automotive Technology

1.5%

Human Resources Management

1.5%

Electrical And Power Transmission Installers

1.5%

Criminal Justice

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

32.6%

Other

30.3%

Masters

14.6%

Associate

11.9%

Certificate

7.3%

Diploma

3.1%

License

0.4%
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Real Facilities Maintenance Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Facilities and Maintenance Engineer JKC Trucking Inc. Summit, IL May 02, 2016 $90,771
Facilities Maintenance Engineer American Precision Industries, Inc. West Chester, PA Jan 07, 2016 $71,469 -
$85,654
Maintenance Facility Engineer Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. Houston, TX Sep 25, 2015 $64,480
Maintenance Facility Engineer Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. Houston, TX Apr 10, 2015 $64,480
Maintenance and Facility Engineer NCI Mfg, Inc. Scottsboro, AL Sep 10, 2013 $56,772
Facility Maintenance Engineer Hantal Alabama Corporation Cusseta, AL Aug 11, 2016 $47,091
Facility Maintenance Engineer Arizona ENV. Container Corp./San Juan Pools Eloy, AZ Mar 11, 2008 $21,267
Facility Maintenance Engineer Arizona ENV. Container Corp./San Juan Pools Eloy, AZ Dec 17, 2007 $21,267

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Top Skills for A Facilities Maintenance Engineer

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  1. Preventative Maintenance
  2. Facilities Maintenance
  3. Life Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared internal preventative maintenance schedules for associated research and development lab, and facility.
  • Provide facilities maintenance, project management, account management, and vendor management expertise.
  • Operated the addressable fire life safety alarm system (Notifier).
  • Developed and implemented HVAC and Electrical trades 5-year apprenticeship training program.
  • Conducted weekly facility safety inspections to ensure OSHA compliance was achieved.

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