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Become A Grounds/Maintenance Specialist

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Working As A Grounds/Maintenance Specialist

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $41,823

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Grounds/Maintenance Specialist does

  • Provided the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the United States Force-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) with intelligence operations support.
  • Operated automated data processing (ADP) equipment for SIGINT collection, processing and reporting.
  • Use hand tools and power tools.
  • Performed grounds-keeping and building maintenance duties.
  • Provide support to ground SIGINT collection operations, SIGINT operations coordination and synchronization, and other SIGINT activities as necessary.
  • Utilized my customer service training to help identify and defuse issues.
  • Raked, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed.
  • Shift lead for QC/inspection of over 5,000 Signals Intelligence reports.
  • Drive dump/water truck to water flower beds.
  • Provided direct support to the Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) as appropriate.

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How To Become A Grounds/Maintenance Specialist

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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Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    85.4%
  • Female

    14.1%
  • Unknown

    0.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.4%
  • Asian

    5.4%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.3%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    66.7%
  • Japanese

    33.3%

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Real Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Domenick Bulfamante and Sons, Inc. New Rochelle, NY Apr 01, 2016 $33,309
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Yardapes, Inc. New Milford, CT Apr 01, 2016 $32,808
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Domenick Bulfamante and Sons, Inc. NY Apr 01, 2015 $32,662
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Kindergan Landscaping, LLC NJ Apr 01, 2015 $32,662
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist McCaughey Brothers Landscaping, Inc. Yeadon, PA Apr 01, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Patino Landscape Group, LLC Levittown, PA Feb 15, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist C. M. Jones, Inc. Exton, PA Apr 01, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Pickering Valley Landscape, Inc. Elverson, PA Feb 15, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Texada Landscape Design, Inc. Frazer, PA Mar 15, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Harry Smith Contractors, Inc. Malvern, PA Apr 01, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Garden Views, LLC Newtown, PA Mar 17, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Lebeau Gardens Inc. Downingtown, PA Apr 01, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Pickering Valley Landscape, Inc. Elverson, PA Apr 01, 2016 $31,535
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist 82 Rents Inc. Chest Springs, PA Apr 01, 2016 $31,535
Grounds Maintenance Specialist Lakeview Lawn and Landscape, Inc. Canandaigua, NY Apr 01, 2016 $28,529
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Greenways Landscape Services, LLC CO Apr 01, 2016 $28,467
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Summit Services, Inc. Englewood, CO Apr 01, 2016 $28,467
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist T.R. Gear Landscaping, Inc.-Dayton Beavercreek, OH Apr 01, 2016 $28,300
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Island Gardens Company WA Feb 16, 2015 $28,258
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Evergreen Landscape Associates, LLC Hampshire, IL Apr 01, 2016 $28,154
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Good To Grow Landscaping Monee, IL Apr 01, 2016 $28,154
Grounds Maintenance Specialist Szul's Landscapes, Inc. Chesterfield, NJ Feb 15, 2016 $27,924
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist SFP Landscaping, Inc. IL Apr 01, 2015 $26,108
Grounds Maintenance Specialist Plantscape, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Apr 01, 2016 $26,067
Grounds Maintenance Specialist Schmidt Landscaping Inc. McDonald, PA Feb 15, 2016 $26,067
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Todd Burris Ground Effects LLC Hookstown, PA Apr 01, 2016 $26,067
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist P S H and Associates McKees Rocks, PA Apr 01, 2016 $26,067
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist MMC Land Management Gibsonia, PA Apr 01, 2016 $26,067
Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Silvis Group, Inc. Pleasant, PA Apr 01, 2016 $26,067

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Top Skills for A Grounds/Maintenance Specialist

SigintSafetyMeetingsHandToolsFlowerBedsAroccOneroofCustomerServiceTrainingSnowRemovalBuildingMaintenanceSignalsIntelligenceReportsDirectSupportCoalitionForcesPruneAssistanceThreatWarningsUs-AfghanistanIsafPaladinServesCollectionOperationsTacreps

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Top Grounds/Maintenance Specialist Skills

  1. Sigint
  2. Safety Meetings
  3. Hand Tools
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drafted and disseminated timely Sigint products in support of Operation Enduring Freedom sensitive missions over several areas of operation in Afghanistan.
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or bush trimmers, axes.
  • Cut lawns using hand, power or riding mower and trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls.
  • Utilized my customer service training to help identify and defuse issues.
  • Provided office building maintenance for two locations.

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