Maintenance Supervisor

Direct the workers in maintenance of electric-power generating equipment.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $91,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Maintenance Supervisors do?

Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance of electric-power generating equipment, and transmission, distribution, and control equipment of electric power utility: Confers with management and other department heads to plan preventive maintenance programs and to schedule inspections and major overhauls in coordination with other operating activities. Reviews technical papers, catalogs, and other reference materials, and confers with equipment sales representatives to select and recommend new supplies and maintenance methods to improve plant operations. Confers with contractors to resolve problems in installation of new equipment and to assist in start of new plants or additions. Reviews inspection and repair reports and observes progress of work on major overhauls to evaluate efficiency and work quality. May prepare annual departmental budget. May specialize in supervision of maintenance work and be designated Maintenance Supervisor, Electrical; Maintenance Supervisor, Mechanical.

Should I be a Maintenance Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Auto Fleet Maintenance Manager, Chief-Maintenance Supervisor, Electrical Maintenance Supervisor See More

    How to become a Maintenance Supervisor

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