Building maintenance supervisors are responsible for supervising building maintenance for a given company. They are in charge of overseeing all cleaning, repairs, and facilities equipment updating and ensuring it is completed on time. They also supervise maintenance staff on a daily basis to verify progress and correct completion of maintenance duties.
These individuals must possess great communication skills to interact with and motivate maintenance workers. They identify areas of improvement and escalate issues as needed, and regularly report their progress to their company's building maintenance owner. They must work well with other supervisors to reach all maintenance objectives within specified time-frames. However, they must also perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision.
Building maintenance supervisors must demonstrate leadership skills to increasing productivity using fewer company resources. They must also deploy preventive maintenance programs and assist others when handling heavy building equipment. They are the first point of contact for building issues and client inquiries, and they are responsible for ordering supplies, creating staff schedules, sending specialists to repair equipment and developing effective budgets.
They must follow all safety and privacy guidelines in addition to building hours protocols. A high school diploma is required for this job, and previous work experience in a supervisor capacity is helpful, as are leadership certifications.
Building Maintenance Supervisor Tasks
Keep the building in a clean and orderly condition by examining the building on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
Supervise maintenance staff and outside contractors.
Supervise maintenance of landscaping and upkeep of grounds equipment.
Perform or arrange for general building and fixture repairs.
Supervise all general building maintenance.