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We take a look at what's involved in the role of maintenance supervisor

There are always plenty of jobs available for those who have experience in the supervisory or management side of things, but today we're going to take a look at some of the opportunities available to those of you who would like to work as a maintenance supervisor, as well as examining what you need to start.

As with any managerial or supervisory position, your chances of being successful in your search for a maintenance supervisor position will be greatly helped by having a degree or HND in a relevant field. In particular, courses like business management, engineering and accountancy can help quite a bit.

However it's worth noting that these qualifications aren't necessarily essential. If you have served your time as a maintenance technician and have at least five years of experience under your belt, then many companies will have no problem in considering you for the position.

Entry level maintenance supervisor jobs usually start off paying workers in the region of around £25,000 per year, although this may vary quite a bit depending on the kind of maintenance in question and the company you are working for.

As a maintenance supervisor it will be up to you to ensure that your staff work quickly and efficiently, and that the level of service given to the customer or client is satisfactory.

You will be responsible for hiring and firing staff in many cases, as well as for the ongoing training of your employees. It will also be up to you to ensure that all health and safety regulations are followed in the workplace. Since there are so many different kinds of maintenance positions out there, the extent of legislation can vary quite a bit, so it will be up to you to keep on top of things.

In order to find maintenance supervisor jobs, we recommend you take a look at some of the businesses in your local area, with a particular focus on property management companies and manufacturing companies.

By taking the "cold calling" approach, and simply calling into these businesses in order to speak to someone in management or human resources, you can often greatly increase your chances of finding a job in a much shorter time frame.

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