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Become A Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

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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 At Viasat, Inc.

* Operate Building Automation System (BAS) and Computer Maintenance Management System (software)
* Perform inspections (and status reports) for the following: HVAC systems and BAS to ensure adherence to environmental requirements (temperature, humidity, etc.) for multiple office zones, electronics laboratories and Class 100k (ISO 8) Cleanrooms, for the Fire Protection system and building conditions to ensure adherence to Life Safety Codes (such as NFPA) and OSHA Safety standards, building electrical and mechanical systems (ex. air compressor and dyer, water heater, etc.) and for liquid nitrogen and dry nitrogen storage and distribution systems, including liquid nitrogen bulk tank and vacuum insulated piping
* Execute and/or coordinate preventive maintenance and repairs (according to manufacturer’s recommendations and/or industry standards) for all kinds of building systems, including but not limited to mechanical (Chillers, air handling units, heat pumps, air compressors, chilled water pumps, etc.), electrical (switchgear, generators, uninterruptible power supply units, etc.) and plumbing (water heaters, water recirculation pumps, etc.)
* Interpret and manage construction/technical drawings, construction submittals, and equipment/systems specifications and wiring diagrams
* Troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical problems with building systems and/or equipment
* Operate material handling equipment, battery equipment, moving machinery and other powered equipment, such as but not limited to scissor lifts, forklifts, cranes and electric pallet jacks
* Provide basic “handyman” support – adjust door closers, install basic door hardware, hang white boards, replace lights, etc.
* Execute small to medium size people and/or equipment moves and installation of office and/or laboratory furniture, arranging subcontractor assistance as necessary
* Coordinate and schedule escorts (security guards) for work to be performed by subcontractors
* Help supervise and train lower level Facilities technician(s) and the quality of work from Janitorial team

What Does A Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Do At Qorvo

* Maintains and repairs the facility’s structure, equipment and grounds, including plumbing, electrical and HVAC
* Performs skilled trades work, such as carpentry or painting in the construction, repair or alteration of structures such as walls, roofs or office fixtures
* Works with manufacturing or process engineering in the installation or repair of building plumbing and wiring required in the production process
* Makes periodic or special inspections of the premise to determine repair work necessary.
* Works from blueprints, drawings or rough sketches

What Does A Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Do At KIK Custom Products

* Lead or assist in general facilities maintenance tasks
* Perform LPG unloading from drop trailers, changeover from bulk tanks, drop trailers, manifolds, high pressure pumps & gas houses
* Perform LPG blending operation using load cell based weighing system
* Repair & maintain LPG, chemical & misc. other types of pumps
* City water/sewer, compressed air, chemical & high pressure plumbing & repair
* Compounding equipment repair & maintenance
* Stick, MIG, TIG welding on various projects
* Maintenance of air compressors, compressed air storage, distribution & high purity filtration system
* Maintenance of vacuum pumps & vacuum piping system
* Maintenance of low pressure steam boiler & steam distribution and condensate return piping system.
* Scheduling of boiler inspection & contract maintenance tasks
* Maintenance & repair of city water & sewer plumbing in the plant
* First responder in case of emergency in the tank farm area
* Ensure integrity of propellant/chemical tank farm safety systems
* Perform any duties as assigned by the Manager

What Does A Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Do At Sunopta

* Properly monitor the facilities boiler in accordance with state regulations.
* Perform maintenance as scheduled for all production equipment
* General facility upkeep such as repairing doors, walls, floors, ceilings and other related building duties.
* Organizes and maintains inventory of all supplies needed for facility maintenance.
* Responsible for monitoring Process and Utility systems and equipment to ensure continuous efficient and reliable operations
* Helps develop departmental standard operating procedures and maintains GMP and non
* GMP equipment history files****to develop preventative and predictive maintenance programs and procedures to reduce mechanical downtime and to ensure that breakdown and repairs are minimized.
* Comply with all Health and Safety programs adhering to all Quality Assurance System guidelines
* Participates in off-hours emergency coverage, as needed
* Performs scheduled and corrective maintenance of complex equipment and systems.
* Ensure compliance with quality system procedures related to the Facility equipment and general day to day operations including documentation accuracy
* Perform otherduties and responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor

What Does A Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Do At Johns Hopkins Medicine

* Inspects zoned areas within the hospital complex;
* Immediately repairs or schedules repairs of damaged or deficient systems and components including work such as:
* Performs a wide range of general maintenance tasks relating to the carpentry, painting, plumbing, HVAC and electrical trades.
* Examples include tasks such as replacing ceiling tiles and cove base; repairing, patching and painting drywall, adjusting doors and closers; checking and tightening hand and guardrails; repairing cubicle/window curtain tracks; installing toilet paper and paper towel dispensers; repairing and installing plumbing fixtures and components like flushometers, supply lines, stems, traps, handles, etc.; unclogging drain lines, removing, replacing, rebuilding medical gas poppets.
* Plans and prioritizes maintenance work within assigned areas; coordinates with superintendents from trade shops for work beyond the scope of the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic (in nature and duration).
* Diagnoses routine maintenance problems and conditions; suggests and implements solutions; requests assistance from superintendent as necessary.
* Cleans and cares for shop and Hospital tools and work areas throughout the Hospital.
* Pertains to own jobs as well as jobs of other staff, as directed.
* Lends maintenance assistance to other trades as necessary.
* When necessary, assists in Facilities emergencies as requested.
* Assists with snow removal and ice melt application.
* Records findings and tasks performed.
* Maintains daily timesheet.
* Communicates status of assigned work to customer and to supervisor.
* Effectively and responsibly uses materials.
* As directed, maintains systems with respect to useful life.
* Uses relevant references to ensure the successful completion of tasks.
* Recommends improvement opportunities.
* Procures materials necessary to complete assigned job.
* Treats customers with courtesy, respect and caring behaviors.
* Responds quickly and appropriately to customer requests.
* Anticipates customer needs and initiates action to meet those needs.
* Presents a positive image of Johns Hopkins through professional appearance and behavior.
* Identifies own areas of development and seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth.
* Carries out responsibilities in a timely manner and requests assistance when needed

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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.


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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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier


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Top Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Skills

  1. Hvac/R
  2. Facilities Maintenance
  3. Safety Requirements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain all HVAC/R equipment used thorough the facility focusing on those required for the cooling of the electrical control cabinets.
  • Maintained and provided preventive programs for building and facilities maintenance.
  • Follow all health and safety requirements based on company and federal regulations and requirements.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on packaging equipment, depositors, mixers, boilers, and high-speed conveyors.
  • Maintained all heat and air conditioning systems, air compressors and pneumatic equipment, wet systems and back flow preventers.

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