MaintenanceMaintenance Supervisor

Maintenance Supervisors plan, lead, teach and assist the Maintenance Technicians in their work.

Maintenance Supervisor

  • My Match

Do you make all the repairs around your house? Do you travel with a toolbox? A job as a maintenance supervisor will give you the opportunity to put those handyman skills to work. You’ll oversee other maintenance department employees and provide training to others. Your days will be spent in every part of the facility. Most of your time will be on the production floor, where equipment may need routine maintenance and repairs.

Your leadership skills will be put to the test as you lead the department in making sure all machines work right. You’ll create or read maintenance reports and advise management on machine updates. Handling employee schedules and tasks will require a fair hand. You’ll need to train new employees and take over repair jobs that are too complex for technicians and mechanics.

Maintenance Supervisors also need to perform administrative work like managing budgets and inventory. You’ll coordinate the work that needs to be done, always making sure that the facility is in perfect working condition.

Maintenance Supervisors typically have a degree and some experience working in the field. Look for a program in management or electrical or mechanical engineering.

Critical Skills

  • Communication with External Entities
  • Create and Modify Budgets
  • Leadership
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Manage Personnel Resources
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Prepare Documents and Reports
  • Supervisory Practices
  • Train and Motivate Others

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee activities of maintenance department
  • Schedule and manage preventative maintenance activities
  • Oversee outside contractors performing installations, projects, and repairs at the facility
  • Direct safety team activities
  • Develop measures to improve production methods, efficiency, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Maintain time and maintenance records
  • Ensure accurate parts inventory
  • Manage maintenance budget, projects, inventory, headcount and labor costs
  • Upgrade equipment for speed/quality
  • Work with local utility companies for plant related problems

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

See More +

  • My Match

about this career

Explore the job Map

Salary: $20-30/hour


My Interests
Match

Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

See More +

My Skills
Matching
See More +

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in planning and administrative studies, or mechanical or electrical engineering

Preferred Education

Master's degree in planning and adminstrative studies


26 openings

Find This Job

Entry-level

Industrial Construction Scaffold Builder

Maintenance Pipefitter

Production & Operations Shipment Loader

Maintenance Rigger

Mid-level

Maintenance Millwright

Maintenance Welder

Maintenance Analyzer Technician

Production & Operations Process Technician

Maintenance Instrument Technician

Maintenance Electrician

Maintenance Machinist

Senior-level

Production & Operations Unit Supervisor

  • Different Job Family
  • Same Job Family
All Jobs

entry-level

  • Get a hot job as a Rigger

    Riggers assemble rigging to lift and move heavy equipment or materials.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as a Maintenance Mechanic

    Maintenance Mechanics work to keep buildings and equipment running smoothly.

    Match

  • Get an interesting career as a Pipefitter

    Pipefitters layout, assemble, install, and repair pipelines and pipe systems.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as a Machinist

    Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to make precision parts and instruments.

    Match

mid-level

  • Exciting job as a Millright

    Millwrights troubleshoot and repair rotating and reciprocating equipment.

    Match

  • Get a hot job as a Welder

    Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal parts.

    Match

  • Get an interesting career as a Reliability Engineer

    Reliability Engineers work toward the solution of maintenance problems and inefficiencies.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as a Maintenance Engineer

    Maintenance Engineers ares responsible for all maintenance and reliability projects in the plant.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as an Analyzer Technician

    Analyzer Technicians work to maintain process analytical equipment.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as an Instrumentation Technician

    Instrument Technicians install, test, calibrate and perform general maintenance on equipment.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as an Electrician

    Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and components.

    Match

senior-level

  • Get an exciting job as a Maintenance Supervisor

    Maintenance Supervisors plan, lead, teach and assist the Maintenance Technicians in their work.

    Match

Popular Career Path

Maintenance Mechanic Plant Supervisor

Entry-Level

1

Maintenance Mechanic

Mid-Level

2

Machinist

Mid-Level

3

First Line Supervisor

Mid-Level

4

Operations Manager

Senior-Level

5

Plant Supervisor

entry-level

mid-level

Senior-level

1

Maintenance Mechanic

Get an exciting job as a Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanics work to keep buildings and equipment running smoothly.

2

Machinist

Get an exciting job as a Machinist

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to make precision parts and instruments.

3

First Line Supervisor

Get an exciting job as a First Line Supervisor

First Line Supervisors ensure production workers are operating in a safe and efficient manner.

4

Operations Manager

Get an interesting career as an Operations Manager

Operations Managers are responsible for plant assets, personnel, and achievement of plant goals.

5

Plant Supervisor

Get an interesting career as a Plant Supervisor

Plant Supervisors have ultimate responsibility for all operations within the facility.