What does a Maintenance Manager do?
A maintenance manager is responsible for overseeing all installation, repair and upkeep operations of an organization's facilities. Maintenance managers ensure that their co-workers have the best physical resources available to complete their duties according to the allotted budget. Additionally, a maintenance manager will have a solid understanding of plumbing and electrical systems as well as carpentry and other crafts. Maintenance managers work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, electrical plants and commercial buildings.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or the successful completion from a vocational school is required for most maintenance managers. Successful maintenance managers possess deep knowledge of engineering and mechanical concepts and have strong time management and organizational skills.
- Allocate workload and supervise upkeep staff (custodians, janitors etc.)
- Manage relationships with contractors and service provider
- Monitor equipment inventory and place orders when necessary
- Monitor electrical and hydraulic systems of facilities to ensure functionality
- Plan and oversee all repair and installation activities
- Maintain maintenance logs and report on daily activities
- Ensure that designated buildings, plant and facilities are fit for purpose and to provide proactive support/solutions when required
- Ensure health and safety policies are complied with
- 10+ years' experience in maintenance management role
- Strong knowledge of engineering concepts, including electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems
- Ability to keep track of and report on activity
- Experience in planning maintenance operations
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent leadership and management skills
- Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with staff members
- Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
Maintenance Manager Salaries
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Maintenance Manager Career Path
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Maintenance Manager Insights
“The opportunity you have here for advancement and continued learning keeps me excited about my future here.”
“I said it was family type dynamic in my pros but this family is very disfunctional.”
“The pros of working at Burcham is the amazing employees you get to work with everyday.”
“Great pay and really easy job if you know what you're doing.”
“I love the people I work with and have never felt more at home in my career.”
“There are some really good people that i have met that work and live on these properties.”
“Gave me a platform to develop business relationships and acquire skills to advance my career.”
“other managers do zero work and complain 24/7 while doing nothing of what they're asked.”
Maintenance Manager Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Maintenance Manager
When working as a Maintenance Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Effective Communication, Aircraft Systems, Time Management, Outlook and Decision Making.
- Maintenance Technician
- Maintenance Engineer
- Maintenance Mechanic
- Automotive Technician
The most common qualifications to become a Maintenance Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.