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What is a Maintenance Manager? What do they do?

A maintenance manager is someone who has the responsibility of supervising all installation, repairing, and also unkeeping operations when it comes to business’ or home facilities. A professional maintenance manager will always ensure that their team has the greatest physical resources available in order to finish all their tasks according to the allocated budget. More than this, maintenance managers must have a very good understanding of electrical systems and plumbing, and be knowledgeable in the area of carpentry and other trades. A maintenance manager can work in various industries such as commercial buildings, manufacturing, and also electrical plants.

A maintenance manager job requires some formal education. In order to know if you’re suitable for this type of job or not, we have compiled some useful information about job duties, education, as well the required experience in order to find out if this is the right career for you.

Maintenance managers supervise the maintenance of buildings as well as mechanical systems in order to make sure that all the required tasks are 100% completed for operational effectiveness. A maintenance managers work obligations might change contingent upon the size as well as the capacity of the facility for which they work. Depending on how developed a company is, their duties might be less or more, and easier or more complex.

Commonly, they supervise very closely installations, fix and upkeep of a business' property, including machines, mechanical frameworks, buildings and other different structures in this category. Maintenance directors delegate some tasks to subordinates, from painting and drywall fix, right through to difficult activities such as electrical, heating and air-conditioning work. They may also be required to solve all these jobs by themselves if the situation requires this and if there is not anyone else who can solve these problems. In some cases, maintenance directors may also be required to take on progressively regulatory duties.

Another important thing to consider is that there are some employers who look for maintenance managers who have previously worked with economic aspects of maintenance management, including planning costs, arranging contracts with item sellers and even employing personnel. Despite the fact that these types of tasks are not generally connected with maintenance workers, information in these zones may give maintenance managers a bit of advantage in their search for employment. The more you know the better chance that you will find a good job. The idea is to know a little bit of everything in order to become a very good maintenance manager and earn a good salary. This will help you find the best solutions for all the problems you might deal with in the future.

Maintenance managers manage relationships with vendors as well as service providers. They must frequently monitor equipment inventory and also place orders when necessary. They also need to ensure all electrical as well as hydraulic systems are in good condition. A maintenance director will always plan and supervise all repair and installation activities, and they will maintain excellent maintenance logs and reports on everyday duties. Maintenance managers must make sure that designated buildings and facilities are fit for purpose and in case it is required provide support or a solution. Health and safety policies are also the duties of a maintenance manager, who must ensure that all the safety regulations are respected at all times.

Maintenance Manager in Australia – Salaries/ Job Market

Maintenance managers in Australia have different salaries depending on their experience and their location. In some cities, they can be paid more, whereas in others they are paid a lot less. Salary depends on the employer and how developed the business is.

Entry level maintenance directors who have less than 1-year experience in the field will earn an average total compensation of AU$70,107. This amount of money includes bonus, overtime pay, and also tips. On the other hand, an early career of maintenance director with one up to four years experience in this domain, will earn an average total compensation of AU$70,510 based on 117 salaries.

Mid-career maintenance managers who have between 5 and 9 years of experience in the field will earn an average total compensation of AU$89,464 based on 101 salaries. There is also another category of experienced maintenance directors with a high experience of 10 up to 19 years of experience, who will earn an average total compensation of AU$96,632 based on 156 salaries. Finally, the last category of those who are in their late careers reporting over 20 years or more, will earn an average total compensation of AU$99,800.

Beside the years of experience, there is another important factor that is taken into consideration when it comes to the salary, and that is location of the job. Those who have this type of job in Perth, Western Australia will earn an average of 28.4% more than the national average. Other locations where this type of job finds higher than average salaries are Brisbane, Queensland with 13.2% more, and Sydney, New South Wales with 7.5% more. The lowest salaries are found in Gold Coast, Queensland with 22.9% less, Adelaide, South Australia with 10.0% less, and Melbourne, Victoria with 2.1% less.

How to simplify a Maintenance Manager job using Bricks + Agent?

With Bricks + Agent, a maintenance manager job can be highly simplified. Let’s find out how.

Bricks + Agent for Property Managers
When it comes to property and facilities managers, maintenance as well as inspections are quite difficult, and this also involves lots of time consuming tasks. In some situations, tasks can take between 30 and 60% of a day, which is certainly a lot of time. Inspections are not only time consuming, but they also cost a lot of money. There are lots of calls between landlords, tenants and your service providers, and it can feel like these tasks will never end. Well, now you have the best solution for your stressful situation, and that’s Bricks + Agent.

With Bricks + Agent nothing is lost. All stakeholders in the maintenance and inspection workflows are kept in just one place. You don’t need to have any off platform communications, as everyone is updated in real time with push notifications that are delivered straight to their mobile devices. Moreover, they can also confidently use the web application. You will spend less time on maintenance issues as well as on inspections, which means that you will have more time to focus on growing your business and delighting your clients.

You have unlimited properties, service providers, as well as owners + tenants
Whether you are a young entrepreneur or you are a multinational real estate agency, Bricks + Agent has the right tools for you. The workflows and automation will offer the necessary assistance and as a result increase productivity and reduce costs. You can now have up to 1-million properties, services providers, or owners + tenants on the platform.

You have multi party chat + video
You can easily and quickly solve any problem by chatting or by taking video calls with one person or any person who is needed for solving the maintenance request. You will not have to make multiple calls or emails again. All the necessary communications related to the request can be quickly and easily completed on the platform.

You have automation for jobs, tasks + reminders
All property and facility directors are quite busy, and this means that some jobs will most probably slip between the cracks. In order to solve this problem, Bricks + Agent has added to the settings the page some automation plus reminder rules for all the tasks, statuses, and overdue jobs.

Organisation view + Recent Activity + Notifications
In some businesses there can be hundreds of activities in a single day, and keeping track of them is quite hard, if not impossible. With Bricks + Agent, everything is simple and available in a recent activity timeline that allows you to see and action the most important items. All you have to do is to click straight into the desired item in the notifications. In case you allow all property + facilities directors can have a business wide view of all the activities + properties.

Seamless data integration
Another important detail you need to know is that Bricks + Agent is in the process of integrating with leading property management software solutions. It doesn’t matter if you are on the cloud or on a legacy product, because Bricks + Agent can integrate into any application. Once the data has been integrated, it will flow seamlessly between the applications, which means that you don’t need to manually or double enter any data.

You have all the necessary workflows
Bricks + Agent has simple as well as complex workflows in order to help you manage maintenance requests, tasks and schedules. You can create, edit, post, approve, give feedback, complete, review notes, or view invoices, clone, revise, vary, and much more.

Jon Stul

Written by Jon Stul

Having spent over 12 years in the real estate industry covering all facets from residential through to commercial, established and off plan properties and sub-divisions, he has an in depth knowledge of the industry. Stepping out of the industry four years ago and moving interstate to expand a frozen yoghurt chain that has gone from 1 to 4 stores in the time he has been involved. This was recently sold to Made Group. Real estate has always been in his blood and it was a natural fit to start Bricks + Agent given the amount of insight he has into the industry as a whole. Having seen how all different forms of traditional marketing was used to the direction that it is now heading today, we think we have come up with a truly unique proposition that fits into the current state of the property maintenance market.

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