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What is facility maintenance?

By Remington College Posted March 13, 2019

If you've ever lived in an apartment complex, gone to a hospital, worked in an office building or stayed at a hotel, chances are, you've come across a facility maintenance worker.

These are the people you call when something needs to be repaired. Dishwasher stops working in your apartment? They can help fix it. The thermostat goes out in your hotel room? They will replace it. Plumbing issues in your office building? They will get it in working order.

Facility maintenance technicians are the problem solvers who come to the rescue when you have a maintenance issue.

The job description of a facility maintenance worker is to find, diagnose and repair building issues. They can help solve an array of mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing problems to keep facilities running smoothly.

Not only do these technicians help you to be comfortable in your home or in public spaces, but they also help businesses operate efficiently. By taking care of day-to-day tasks like performing preventative maintenance on machines, diagnosing problems and repairing mechanical equipment and electrical apparatuses, facility maintenance workers support businesses. They also ensure the safety of the work environment.

As buildings begin to age and new developments are built, employment opportunities for facility maintenance workers may increase. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for maintenance and repair workers is expected to grow eight percent from 2016-2026.1

If you're a problem solver and enjoy working with your hands, a career in facility maintenance could be a good fit for you. Finding facility maintenance jobs can be done with little to no education or experience, but the best way to gain the skills you need and impress future employers is to earn a facility maintenance degree at a trade school.

Remington College can help jumpstart your career.2 We offer several facility maintenance career training programs throughout our campuses, including:

The facility maintenance job training program can help prepare you for a career in the building maintenance industry. You have the opportunity to study electrical repairs, carpentry repairs, HVAC maintenance, plumbing maintenance, and more. 1 The program is taught in a hybrid format, with some courses offered online and others on campus, giving students more convenience. Students also receive hands-on training and practice that many employers may value.

If you're ready to pursue a career in facility maintenance, Remington College can help guide you on your path to success. 2 Learn more about the programs we offer at

1 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

2 Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.