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Maintenance Supervisor

Plan, schedule and coordinate maintenance work.
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What's it like to be a Maintenance Supervisor?

A Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating the installation, maintenance and repair work of equipment and assets in buildings, factories or complexes.

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Maintenance Supervisors may work in industries such as mining and engineering, oil and gas, telecommunications, and transport and logistics.

It’s important for Maintenance Supervisors to be confident running a team and meeting targets, in addition to having excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

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How to become a Maintenance Supervisor


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Maintenance Supervisors are usually people with trade qualifications and proven experience in the field. Depending on the industry you wish to work in, you may also need formal qualifications, licensing (such as a forklift licence) or particular competencies (such as RII Supervisor Competencies).

  1. Decide which industry you want to work in and ensure you have a trade qualification in the field (such as a mechanical, boilermaking or electrical discipline), in addition to practical maintenance experience.
  2. Check whether you also need special licences, such as a forklift, high-risk licence or supervisor competencies.
  3. There are different pathways available to Maintenance Supervisors who want to further their career, such as working your way up to becoming a Maintenance Manager or Plant Supervisor.

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Latest Maintenance Supervisor reviews

Latest reviews from 35 Maintenance Supervisors surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Electrical supervising, Electricians Dad - I love it
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Electrical
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Electrical Supervising
The good things
The Good, If you enjoy problem solving, mentoring and guiding, watching your team grow in experience commitment and confidence, this is a great way to give back to the world some of what you have be...
The challenges
To get on as a supervisor you need to balance the social game of survivor( or stand to lose your job to the bosses mate), with putting time into Statutory paperwork,(or lose your license), with hands ...
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Aug 2019
Facilities management will test and develop your time management skills
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Facilities maintenance
The good things
This role is very autonomous and my days can change very quickly. I deal mainly with reactive maintenance which means that it's nearly always urgent. The key is to prioritise extremely well. Over a pe...
The challenges
Finding suitable contractors to carry out works. Ensuring that OHS obligations are met all of the time by your staff and contractors. Many of the jobs are time critical and you need to know how to get...
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