How to Hire a Maintenance Manager

Does your growing business need a maintenance manager? A maintenance manager develops and implements maintenance procedures in the office workplace. They inspect to ensure that organizational facilities are in excellent condition and safe for employees.

Here are some tips to help you find great maintenance manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.99 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$22.85 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Maintenance Manager?

The principal responsibility of the Maintenance Manager is to ensure that the workplace facilities like electrical wiring, hydraulic systems, plumbing etc. are in great shape and as per the safety regulations and standards of the organization.

• Develop and maintain maintenance procedures and rules across the organization
• Ensure building facilities are inspected on a regular basis and if any discrepancy is found, that is resolved at the earliest
• Prepare maintenance budget and monitor facilities, and other maintenance expenses are within the budgetary limit and exercises control if it exceeds

Skills to look for in a great Maintenance Manager

Experienced Maintenance Managers are the key to ensure installation and upkeep of all building resources and equipment. They need to possess the following skill set and qualifications.

• Relevant Degree from Vocational School or Bachelor’s in Business Administration or Facilities Management
• Years of experience as Maintenance Manager or in a similar role
• Valid Maintenance Manager certification will be an added advantage
• Strong technical understanding of different aspects like plumbing, electrical wiring, elevator, hydraulic systems and electrical wiring
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
• Proven leadership abilities

Writing a Maintenance Manager job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified Maintenance Manager candidates. A Maintenance Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Maintenance Manager jobs, such as:

• Maintenance Manager
• Senior Maintenance Manager
• Operations and Maintenance Manager

Interviewing Maintenance Manager candidates

To hire an intelligent and efficient Maintenance Manager, the interview process should be designed to test his knowledge and experience on core maintenance activities, technical aspects of installation and upkeep and supervisory skills.

• Safety procedures to follow while conducting planned maintenance
• Different elements of the maintenance budget
• How have they handled major break down of some of the Organizational facilities?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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