Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working and creating with your hands? Gain a sense of satisfaction after fixing things that are broken and completing projects? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Facilities Maintenance training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, flooring, plumbing, electrical systems and HVAC systems, usually in large buildings 

  • Diagnose issues and decide the best way to fix them  

  • Use blueprints and meet with clients to estimate repairs or costs  

  • Be expected to be organized and keep detailed records of your work 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Facilities Maintenance Job Corps graduates go to work for commercial buildings, schools or residential complexes as a building and grounds supervisor, facilities director, field operations manager, or space planning and logistics leader. 

The credentials you will earn ...

Students who complete Job Corps’ Facilities Maintenance training program can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Simon Armendariz
Simon Armendariz
Simon Armendariz has served as a Facilities Maintenance instructor for over 10 years at Laredo Job Corps Center. He has worked for Laredo’s homebuilders WestWind Homes and D.R. Horton-America’s Builder. He enjoys passing on his experience and wisdom in this training area as well as teaching hands-on processes. Simon is proud of his students and the 30-by-50-foot palapa they are building from scratch that all students will soon be able to enjoy.