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Working As A Facilities 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 Facilities 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 Facilities 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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Average Length of Employment
Maintenance Person 2.8 years
Top Employers Before
Mechanic 9.1%
Technician 6.7%
Owner 3.5%
Supervisor 3.2%
Installer 2.8%
Welder 2.8%
Top Employers After
Technician 4.9%
Mechanic 4.9%
Owner 4.2%
Supervisor 3.0%

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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Demographics

Gender

Male

92.7%

Female

6.0%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

19.3%

Black or African American

8.7%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

4.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

80.0%

German

10.0%

Carrier

10.0%

Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Education

Schools

Ferris State University

10.4%

Oregon State University

6.3%

Union County College

6.3%

Cerritos College

6.3%

Tidewater Community College

6.3%

University of Phoenix

6.3%

Chippewa Valley Technical College

4.2%

Sul Ross State University

4.2%

Bates Technical College

4.2%

Bay State School of Technology

4.2%

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

4.2%

Weber State University

4.2%

Utah Valley University

4.2%

Seminole State College

4.2%

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

4.2%

San Antonio College

4.2%

Sierra College

4.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

Kirkwood Community College

4.2%
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Majors

Heating And Air Conditioning

12.2%

Business

11.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

10.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

9.7%

Electrical Engineering

8.7%

Automotive Technology

5.6%

Mechanical Engineering

5.6%

Industrial Technology

5.1%

General Studies

4.6%

Education

3.6%

Engineering

3.1%

Precision Metal Working

2.6%

Computer Science

2.6%

Criminal Justice

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

2.0%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Operations Management

2.0%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Engineering Technology

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

43.2%

Bachelors

18.2%

Associate

17.2%

Certificate

14.0%

Masters

3.2%

Diploma

3.2%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

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  1. Facility
  2. Drywall Repair
  3. Hvac
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  • Developed written work instructions for operating procedures throughout the facility, including water treatment operating procedures, compressor work instructions.
  • Maintain all HVAC/R equipment used thorough the facility focusing on those required for the cooling of the electrical control cabinets.
  • Worked on a temporary assignment to perform preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Input all PM's and work request through SAP, and follow all safety procedures.
  • Performed preventive and routine maintenance on precast concrete industrial boilers, plant machinery, air compressors, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

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