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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
  • $36,630

    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
Operations Manager Self-Employed Maintenance Technician
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Service Manager Operator Foreman
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Director Operations Director
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Director Service Director Maintenance Supervisor
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Instructor Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Property Manager
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager General Manager Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Manager Project Coordinator Project Engineer
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Maintenance Person 3.0 years
Technician 2.6 years
Top Employers Before
Owner 4.0%
Technician 4.0%
Supervisor 3.8%
Cashier 3.6%
Mechanic 2.3%
Top Employers After
Technician 3.7%
Supervisor 2.9%
Owner 2.7%

Maintenance Technician Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

89.0%

Female

9.4%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

79.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.9%

Carrier

6.3%

German

4.7%

French

4.7%

Chinese

3.1%

Mandarin

3.1%

Dakota

3.1%

Arabic

3.1%

Swedish

1.6%

Kurdish

1.6%

Vietnamese

1.6%

Persian

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Polish

1.6%

Thai

1.6%
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Maintenance Technician Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.5%

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

13.8%

Community College of the Air Force

9.5%

Ferris State University

5.7%

Liberty University

5.2%

Trident Technical College

3.8%

Utah Valley University

3.8%

Refrigeration School Inc

3.3%

Pennsylvania State University

3.3%

Excelsior College

3.3%

Kaplan University

3.3%

Colorado Technical University

3.3%

Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy

3.3%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

2.9%

University of Central Missouri

2.9%

Michigan State University

2.9%

Texas A&M University

2.9%

University of Alabama

2.4%

Fresno City College

2.4%

The Academy

2.4%
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Majors

Business

19.0%

Electrical Engineering

9.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

8.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

8.3%

General Studies

6.1%

Automotive Technology

5.5%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.3%

Industrial Technology

4.7%

Criminal Justice

4.4%

Computer Science

3.9%

Mechanical Engineering

3.8%

Management

3.3%

Construction Management

3.0%

Precision Metal Working

2.5%

Engineering

2.5%

Education

2.4%

Communication

2.3%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Aviation

1.9%

Electrical And Power Transmission Installers

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

41.3%

Bachelors

24.2%

Associate

14.9%

Certificate

10.4%

Masters

5.3%

Diploma

3.0%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Maintenance Technician Supervisor

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Top Maintenance Technician Supervisor Skills

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Hvac
  3. Preventative Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Practice safety procedures with and around others and electricity.
  • Installed HVAC Systems, Building Control Systems, General Office Equipment and Furniture.
  • Scheduled and supervised all environmental services, general building construction and preventative maintenance needed for the entire facility.
  • Recommended new equipment and maintenance procedures for all facilities as needed/requested.
  • Maintain Lighting & Plumbing in Casino & Bingo Hall Repair Drywall & Paint Dump Trashes & Bail Cardboard Take all Maintenance Calls

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