Maintenance Supervisor

Maintenance Supervisors coordinate installation, maintenance, and repair work relating to electrical, plumbing, ventilation, and other systems in buildings or on equipment. They can work for a business or own a business.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Maintenance Supervisor oversees three crews of building maintenance workers for a large apartment complex that hosts solar panels, solar hot water, and clean heating and cooling systems. The Maintenance Supervisor ensures that each crew is well trained in these areas as well as general maintenance so if an issue arises, the workers can quickly solve the problem with minimal disturbance to the tenants. In addition to proper training and problem solving, the Maintenance Supervisor oversees schedules, records, work assignments, and other day-to-day activities.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.
  • Monitor employees’ work levels, review work performance, and inspect, test, and measure completed work.
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Crew Leader, Facilities Manager, Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Planner

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$63,540

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

GED/ High School Diploma, On-the-job Training, Vocational Training (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Technical Skills, Time Management, Organizational Skills, Math Skills, Tool and Equipment Handling, Troubleshooting, Safety Protocols

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Construction Manager, Division Supervisor