What does a Director of Maintenance 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 Director of Maintenance 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 Director of Maintenance 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 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Director of Maintenance make?

Confident
$80,772 /yr
Total Pay
$67,386
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$13,386
 /yr

Additional Pay

$80,772

 / yr
$47K$211K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Director of Maintenance Career Path

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L7
Maintenance Director
$67,419/yr
L8
L7

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
59%
5 - 7
22%
8+
7%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Read what Director of Maintenance professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
OneH2OneH2
Facility Maintenance Supervisor
Sep 12, 2020

“The opportunity you have here for advancement and continued learning keeps me excited about my future here.”

CMG LeasingCMG Leasing
Maintenance Supervisor
Jun 16, 2020

“I said it was family type dynamic in my pros but this family is very disfunctional.”

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

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

Venterra RealtyVenterra Realty
Maintenance Manager
Jul 29, 2022

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

MBG Property ManagementMBG Property Management
Assistant to the Head of Maintenance
Apr 15, 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
Jul 26, 2022

“Really nice property and close to home”

White EnergyWhite Energy
Maintenance Supervisor
Jan 20, 2022

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

Apartment Management ConsultantsApartment Management Consultants
Maintenance Supervisor
Jan 25, 2021

“There are some really good people that i have met that work and live on these properties.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Director of Maintenance

When working as a Director of Maintenance, 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 Director of Maintenance are:
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Automotive Technician

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

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