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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
26%
8+
16%

Common Skill Sets

Effective Communication
Aircraft Systems
Time Management
Outlook
Decision Making
Excellent Customer Service
FAST Learner
Problem Solving

Maintenance Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Maintenance Manager
$86,559/yr
Maintenance Technician
24% made the transition
Maintenance Engineer
7% made the transition
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Maintenance Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$86,559 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$55K
Median: $87K
$137K
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