Getting a Facilities Maintenance Manager job.

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How did you get your start doing Facilities Maintenance Manager work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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Derek in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

79 months ago

My Dad ,He put me to work at 16yrs old working a/c duct and helping assit his crew when he was busy. It ended up they came to me with questions. I found out then I was pretty good at giving good advice and orders.

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John Guzik in Collingdale, Pennsylvania

54 months ago

You need to have a vast amount of knowledge of the systems installed in a building. It is far more than just having a couple plumbers and electricians running around fixing things.

I got my start as a field service technician by working on UPS and battery systems. I expanded my knowledge into switchgear and HVAC units.

After doing that for almost eight years (after six years of being an electronics technician in the Navy), I got into facility management. At that point, I started learning about generators, fire detection and suppression system, then finally construction and project management.

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