We surveyed 570 facility maintenance mechanics to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical facility maintenance mechanic. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a facility maintenance mechanic?

Low

High

Working as a facility maintenance mechanic typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a facility maintenance mechanic?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a facility maintenance mechanic typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a facility maintenance mechanic?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a facility maintenance mechanic. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for facility maintenance mechanics.

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Do facility maintenance mechanics work full-time or part-time?

97% of facility maintenance mechanics work in full-time roles while 3% work part-time.

Is being a facility maintenance mechanic stressful?

Low

High

Facility maintenance mechanics tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a facility maintenance mechanic?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a facility maintenance mechanic.

How competitive is the workplace for facility maintenance mechanics?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for facility maintenance mechanics.

Does being a facility maintenance mechanic require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Facility maintenance mechanics will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are facility maintenance mechanics allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Facility maintenance mechanics are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do facility maintenance mechanics have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Facility maintenance mechanics tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a facility maintenance mechanic physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a facility maintenance mechanic requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are facility maintenance mechanics exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Facility maintenance mechanics tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a facility maintenance mechanic require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a facility maintenance mechanic.

Does being a good facility maintenance mechanic require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a facility maintenance mechanic.