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Working As A Maintenance Technician Supervisor

  • 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 Maintenance Technician Supervisor 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 Maintenance Technician Supervisor

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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Maintenance Technician Supervisor Career Paths

Maintenance Technician Supervisor
Facilities Maintenance Manager General Manager Maintenance Technician
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Building Maintenance Technician
Building Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
General Manager Technician Foreman
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
12 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Lead Technician Maintenance Manager Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Plant Manager Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Lead Technician Maintenance Supervisor Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager
Engineering/Maintenance Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Service Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Operations Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Maintenance Technician Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Field Technician
Field Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Branch Manager Property Manager
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager General Manager Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner/Operator Maintenance Technician
Manager Of Maintenance Technology
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Electrician Industrial Electrician
Plant Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Property Manager General Contractor
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Technician 4.5%
Owner 4.4%
Supervisor 4.4%
Cashier 3.2%
Foreman 2.4%
Mechanic 2.3%
Welder 2.3%
Top Employers After
Technician 3.7%
Owner 3.1%
Supervisor 3.0%
Manager 2.3%
Cashier 2.3%

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Maintenance Technician Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

89.9%

Female

8.7%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.2%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.6%

Carrier

6.3%

Chinese

3.8%

German

3.8%

French

3.8%

Mandarin

2.5%

Dakota

2.5%

Arabic

2.5%

Swedish

1.3%

Kurdish

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Persian

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Russian

1.3%

Polish

1.3%

Thai

1.3%
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Maintenance Technician Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

12.1%

Community College of the Air Force

10.4%

Ferris State University

8.3%

Trident Technical College

4.6%

Liberty University

4.6%

Utah Valley University

4.2%

Michigan State University

3.8%

Purdue University

3.3%

Strayer University

3.3%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

2.9%

University of Central Missouri

2.9%

Pennsylvania State University

2.9%

Kirkwood Community College

2.9%

Texas A&M University

2.9%

Refrigeration School Inc

2.9%

University of Alabama

2.5%

Henry Ford College

2.5%

University of Maryland - University College

2.5%

Miami Dade College

2.5%
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Majors

Business

19.3%

Electrical Engineering

9.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

8.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

8.6%

General Studies

5.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.4%

Automotive Technology

5.1%

Industrial Technology

4.9%

Criminal Justice

4.0%

Mechanical Engineering

3.9%

Computer Science

3.5%

Management

3.1%

Construction Management

2.8%

Engineering

2.7%

Precision Metal Working

2.6%

Communication

2.5%

Education

2.4%

Project Management

2.1%

Graphic Design

1.9%

Electrical And Power Transmission Installers

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

42.0%

Bachelors

23.4%

Associate

15.2%

Certificate

10.1%

Masters

5.5%

Diploma

2.8%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Maintenance Technician Supervisor

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  1. Preventative Maintenance
  2. Safety Standards
  3. Hvac
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist with facility air conditioning and air compressor preventative maintenance along with any other special assignment without supervision.
  • Performed safety inspections of work and personnel, ensuring work environment and equipment are in compliance with all safety standards.
  • Perform basic electrical troubleshooting and repair Mechanical/HVAC.
  • Managed work orders on a day-to-day basis along with activities involving tenants, subcontractors and property management.
  • Perform all maintenance including: boiler / electrical / plumbing / carpentry / drywall repairs.

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