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Facilities Maintenance

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Facilities Maintenance are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Using carpentry and masonry skills to maintain existing facilities
  • Learning to properly use tools and equipment to repair facility structures and systems, including plumbing and electrical
  • Maintaining systems that keep a building safe and secure, and that control its environment
  • Finishing and sealing building surfaces
  • Developing skills in landscaping to maintain the facility’s grounds
  • Building cabinets (optional)

Career Options

Career Options

Most Facilities Maintenance graduates go to work for commercial buildings, schools, or residential complexes. Facilities maintenance workers spend most of the workday on their feet, overseeing the general condition of a building. Most facilities maintenance workers are employed full time, while others work evening and weekend shifts or are on call for emergency repairs.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Problem-solving skills

Facilities Maintenance Numbers to Know

$36K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months needed to complete career training