What does a Maintenance Supervisor 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Maintenance Supervisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$81,342 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$56K
Median: $81K
$117K
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Maintenance Supervisor Career Path

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L3
Maintenance Manager Supervisor
$79,336/yr
L4
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Maintenance Supervisor Insights

Read what Maintenance Supervisor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
CMG LeasingCMG Leasing
Maintenance Supervisor
Jun. 16, 2020

“I said it was family type dynamic in my pros but this family is very disfunctional.”

Burcham Hills Retirement CommunityBurcham Hills Retirement Community
Maintenance Manager
Jul. 27, 2021

“The pros of working at Burcham is the amazing employees you get to work with everyday.”

TMG (The Management Group)TMG (The Management Group)
Maintenance Supervisor
Jul. 21, 2020

“I love the people I work with and have never felt more at home in my career.”

Apartment Management ConsultantsApartment Management Consultants
Maintenance Supervisor
Jan. 25, 2021

“There are some really good people that i have met that work and live on these properties.”

University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
Jan. 24, 2020

“My boss was horrible and HR did not help me when I voiced my concerns”

RyanairRyanair
Maintenance Coordinator
Jun. 9, 2020

“No meritocracy and no career improvement”

Sara International
Facility Maintenance Manager
Aug. 14, 2021

“Document and prepare daily progress reports and maintenance logs.”

Lincoln Property CompanyLincoln Property Company
Maintenance Manager
Feb. 21, 2020

“If it a bad property to work at it just not enjoyable to deal with unnecessary stress.”

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