Facility Maintenance Mechanics handle the general and preventive maintenance, repairs, and upkeep of property structures and facility equipment with power tools and hand tools. They manage the maintenance of facility installations like ventilation, refrigeration, plumbing, and air conditioning. The mechanic troubleshoots minor machines and resolves malfunctions. He/She ensures the proper functioning of all the facilities in a building. Also, he/she prepares work reports and drafts maintenance budgets. Plus, the mechanics are the first responder during a technical emergency.
Employers hire applicants with a High school diploma with an apprenticeship in a relevant maintenance area. Facilities maintenance mechanics are required to have at least five years of experience in facility maintenance. Advanced diploma and on-site training in facility maintenance is an added advantage. Applicants must have communication, interpersonal, computer, time management, and analytical skills. The average salary of facilities maintenance mechanics is $36,771 per year.