Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Maintenance Supervisor in San Diego:
"Do What You Love."
While it is overly optimistic to think that the perfect job exists, it will help if you do something that you would do even if they didn't pay you to do it. It's not always possible, but the closer you get to this, the better you work-life balance will be.
Maintenance Supervisor in Rittman:
"How much extra work would be required."
Make sure you ask about their maintenance management system and what other responsibilities you will be tasked with.
Maintenance Supervisor in Wanaque:
Get all the training you can handle for this position, As in any job such as mine, the more you know on how everything works the easier it is to repair.
Get all the training you can to obtain your wastewater licenses.
Maintenance Supervisor in Mt. Vernon:
"Know what your getting into."
Be sure you know what your getting hired for. What "extra responsibilities will be placed on you?
Maintenance Supervisor in Parkersburg:
"Everyone is equal."
Start by getting to know the people you supervise. Always be fair and don't single anyone out unless you are just giving praise for a job well done. Don't have favorites.
Maintenance Supervisor in Cincinnati:
"Be Careful What Companies You Work For."
Never let anyone down play your expertise. You are way more valuable then the ones making you fear for your job. We are electricians, plumbers, hvac techs, and counselors. We come out at all hours of the night to work, and should be respected.
Maintenance Supervisor in Eau Claire:
"Positively Impacting An Organization."
Education can not replace years of actual hands on work. Effective leaders can inspire their subordinates by mentoring and leading through working for and with the team. Education may get you in the door but knowing how to actually apply it is the grounds for positively impacting the organization.