Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description

Maintenance supervisors coordinate installation, schedule maintenance and repair work in buildings, factories, equipment or large complexes. They hire, train, and oversee workers and determine repair procedures. 

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There typically are no strict education requirements for maintenance professionals, though they can increase advancement opportunities with experience and certification.

Trade qualifications and proven experience in the field is helpful. Depending on the industry you wish to work in, you may also need formal qualifications, licensing such as;

  • Forklift Licence
  • Mechanical, Boilermaking or Electrical Discipline
  • High Risk Licence 

Relevant practical and proven experience is always the best way to gain a career into Maintenance Supervision.


  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Confident
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivated
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliable
  • Self-Motivated
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Leadership
  • Inspections & Compliance
  • Allocation
  • Oversea records and reports
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Planning

Future Prospects

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. You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;