What does a Maintenance Director 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.

What responsibilities are common for Maintenance Director jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Maintenance Director jobs?
  • 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 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Nigerian BreweriesNigerian Breweries
Planned Maintenance Team Leader
3 May 2023

“One of the best place to work because career growth is high and firm job security.”

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

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

Venterra RealtyVenterra Realty
Maintenance Manager
29 Jul 2022

“Great People that you work with from your site all the way up to Corporate.”

Marshall Reddick Real EstateMarshall Reddick Real Estate
Maintenance Coordinator
9 Sept 2022

“I was assigned a new supervisor who wrote me a terrible review and blocked any type of pay raise or upper movement.”

Silfab SolarSilfab Solar
Maintenance Manager
7 Feb 2023

“Everyone is really great to work with and the week goes by quickly because there is always a lot of interesting work to do.”

MBG Property ManagementMBG Property Management
Assistant to the Head of Maintenance
15 Apr 2022

“mbg is not just a dead end job it is a great career with opportunities to grow with promotions and to learn with paid classes.”

Independence Realty TrustIndependence Realty Trust
Maintenance Supervisor
26 Jul 2022

“Really nice property and close to home”

White EnergyWhite Energy
Maintenance Supervisor
20 Jan 2022

“Great pay and really easy job if you know what you're doing.”

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When working as a Maintenance Director, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English Language, Leadership, Excellent Communication, Problem Solving Ability and Computer Literate.

The most similar professions to Maintenance Director are:
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Automotive Technician

The most common qualifications to become a Maintenance Director is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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