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Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

Career Details


Students in Facilities Maintenance are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Using carpentry and masonry skills to maintain existing facilities
  • Learning to properly use tools and equipment to repair facility structures and systems, including plumbing and electrical
  • Maintaining systems that keep a building safe and secure, and that control its environment
  • Finishing and sealing building surfaces
  • Developing skills in landscaping to maintain the facility’s grounds
  • Building cabinets (optional)

Career Options

Most Facilities Maintenance graduates go to work for commercial buildings, schools, or residential complexes. Facilities maintenance workers spend most of the workday on their feet, overseeing the general condition of a building. Most facilities maintenance workers are employed full time, while others work evening and weekend shifts or are on call for emergency repairs.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Facilities Maintenance Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Problem-solving skills

Training Facilities

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