Building Maintenance Jobs

Building Maintenance Job Overview

A day in the life of a building maintenance worker can be hectic and varied. He may start his day touching up paint in the lobby and his afternoon installing electric outlets in a newly constructed office. Building maintenance workers need to have a wide skill set, including knowledge of machinery repair, electrician skills, carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, construction and even heating and cooling systems. Good building maintenance workers also know local regulations and the limitations of their knowledge in order to know when to call in a licensed professional.

Most building maintenance jobs work under the supervision of a facilities manager, although some building maintenance jobs include supervision of other employees in the maintenance department. The work environment for building maintenance jobs includes both indoor and outdoor locations.

Some examples of the daily tasks a building maintenance worker might perform include:

  • Conducting regular inspections of areas of the building to determine where repairs or attention is needed
  • Responding to employees who report problems with equipment or facilities
  • Performing certain repairs on equipment or appliances
  • Attending to the routine maintenance of office electrical, heating and air conditioning systems
  • Ensuring regular maintenance of any machinery used in the building
  • Assembling furniture or equipment
  • Ordering supplies and maintaining an inventory of frequently used parts and equipment

Building maintenance workers with exceptional skills and a few years of experience often go on to building superintendent jobs or other management positions. Some building maintenance jobs also include tending to outdoor grounds and facilities such as parking garages.

Building Maintenance Job Education Requirements

Most building maintenance jobs do not require a college degree, although a certificate program in fields such as electrical technology, plumbing, HVAC technician or other trade is useful. Most building maintenance jobs require only a high school diploma and a broad range of handyman skills and experience. Those who seek position in building maintenance management often complete associate or bachelor's degrees in a business field, although in many cases, this is not required.

Building Maintenance Job Market

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth will be approximately 9 percent over the next 10 years in the building maintenance field. This is about average compared to other industries.

Building Maintenance Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, in 2012, the median salary for building maintenance jobs was $16.93 per hour, or just over $35,000 per year. Building maintenance supervisors earned about $10,000 per year more.

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A global commercial real estate services firm is seeking a Junior Building Engineer / Facilities Technician for a six month contract, possible temp to hire role near Chicago, IL. Candidate will work to support a 250,000 square foot professional office building complex. Responsibilities for the Technician Troubleshoot, maintain, operate, and repair HVAC systems and associated equipment, electrica...
BUILDING MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST Do you thrive on providing excellent customer service, have mechanical/carpentry skills and an understanding of construction practices? AORN has an opening for a Facilities Specialist to support our southeast Denver office building. The Facilities Specialist assists the Director of Facilities Management with the maintenance & operations of the AORN office building...
Thistle Communities, a nationally recognized real estate nonprofit with over 400 units in Boulder and Longmont, is looking for a skilled and experienced multi-family Maintenance Technician. Competitive wages starting at $17 hourly plus Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Vacation, Sick, Holidays, 401k This position will perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance duties for mul...
Blue Sky Window Cleaners has been Colorado's leading and most trusted residential window cleaning company in the Denver/Metro area for over 95 years! We are a family owned and operated company. We understand that a majority of our success comes from hiring great employees. We will exceed your expectations in integrity, pleasant work environment, and fair compensation. We are hiring and training no...
Accessible Space, Inc. a national non-profit provider of housing for individuals with disabilities is seeking an experienced Full Time Site Caretaker/Building Maintenance for our location in Kansas City, Kansas (Meadow Lark Lane). Newer building (32 units) 2 bedroom apartment available at reduced cost ($300.00) Site Caretaker duties include, but not limited to: Minor maintenance, cleaning, apa...
Company Confidential Palo Alto, CA
Responsibilities: Maintain company’s 10 commercial buildings and equipment by performing daily work orders, developing and implementing a preventative maintenance program and overseeing work of vendors. Assess buildings’ maintenance needs, recommend improvements and a course of action, obtain bids, schedule work, coordinate with contractors and ensure work meets contractual requirements. Requirem...
Position/ Job Title:Building Engineer Position Reports to:Property Manager Department:Property Management Location:Philadelphia Suburbs Keystone Property Group reinvents real estate investments. We are at the cutting edge of real estate investment and development. We acquire, develop, lease and manage commercial real estate properties including office, flex and industrial spaces in major marke...
MAIN FUNCTION: · Working closely with and under the direct supervision of PNY’s Building Maintenance Electrician(s) and Mechanic(s), ensure proper operations of all building electro-mechanical equipment and systems. · Assist in the implementation of all building equipment repairs to minimize downtime. QUALIFICATIONS: · High School diploma or equivalent, plus 1 year technical/occupational or on...
Building Cleaning and Light Maintenance Dallas office searching to add a part time team member to maintain its office clean and do light maintenance Monday – Friday 6am – 12 noon $9 per hour Oficina en Dallas contratando persona para limpieza de edificio y mantenimiento basico. Medio Tiempo Horario: Lunes a Viernes 6am-12pm (mediodia) $9 por hora...
City of Laredo, TX Laredo, TX, 78041
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Revised: 07-15-2014 Performs repairs and maintenance to plumbing, carpentry, heating, and air conditioning systems in accordance with accepted practices and procedures; performs routine maintenance and janitorial duties; ensures work is in compliance with safety requirements. Job Description: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of methods a...
Full time position. Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and service repairs on plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing installation and computer/telephone wiring. Technical education and 3 to 5 years job related experience as maintenance mechanic in a commercial environment or demonstrated knowledge of above listed systems. Regular full time staff receive a...
Maintenance Technician - Residential Property (Cranston, RI) Established Property Management Company seeking an experienced maintenance technician. CHATEAU CHATILLON, BELVEDERE & SUR CREST consists of 329 units of luxury apartments located in Cranston, RI. Job Description: Responsible for the maintenance, efficient operations and upkeep of the property buildings and grounds in a supportive rol...
Company Confidential Birmingham, AL, 35233
Local Commercial Property Management Company- Our firm is currently seeking an experienced Commercial Building Maintenance Engineer to join our team in Birmingham, Alabama. The ideal candidate will be high energy, able to adapt in a dynamic environment and will work well within a team. Candidate MUST have proven experience in Commercial Office Building maintenance. Essential Job Functions: Respo...
Maintenance Supervisor and Technician needed at an established apartment community in Melbourne, Florida. Candidates must have prior supervisory maintenance experience. Both positions must have general maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, small appliance repair experience. Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for supervising staff, ordering maintenance supplies, ensuring that aprartment ...
Maintenance Technician-Senior Level Location: Boston, MA Upland Property Management LLC About the Position We are seeking a seasoned full-time maintenance technician who will be responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of several Class A commercial properties in the greater Boston area. Responsibilities Include: Operate building equipment and systems asproactively. Optimize the repa...
Manpower is currently seeking a Building Maintenance Technician in the Guilderland, NY area. This is a direct hire opportunity with a well-established client. Working hours are M-F 8am-4pm with additional on-call hours required; pay is $15.00 per hour. The Building Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of an apartment complex as well as preparing apartm...
Belmont Village Turtle Creek Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Building Maintenance Assistant - Senior Living - Dallas Full-time position available. You will assist the Building Engineer in all areas of maintenance for the building and grounds. Essential Functions Assist Building Engineer in carrying out preventative maintenance progr...
Company Confidential Decatur, GA, 30030
Immediate Full Time Position for qualified Maintenance Specialist position at our Independant Retirement Living Community located in Decatur, GA Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years prior maintenance experience, strong painting and wall repair skills,plumbing, electrical, HVAC Refrigeration/Air Condition Certification, commercial kitchen equipment experience is a plus, as is speaking Spanish,...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Maintenance Technician Phoenix, AZ Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Apply Apply Maintenance Technician Phoenix, AZ Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Apply Job Details We are a national Real Estate Investment Trust with a portfolio of medical office properties throughout the U.S. Part of our portfolio is in...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Maintenance Technician Nassau Bay, TX Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Apply Apply Maintenance Technician Nassau Bay, TX Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Apply Job Details We are a national Real Estate Investment Trust with a portfolio of medical office properties throughout the U.S. Part of our portfolio...

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