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As the maintenance worker job market continues to grow, the demand for professionals in this industry is at an all-time high. 

But if you’re looking for an entry-level maintenance job, the process can be a little difficult. With no professional experience to back up your claimed skills, where do you even begin searching for a job

The good news is that maintenance workers’ employment is expected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029, meaning plenty of jobs are still available in the sector. You just need to know how to search for them adequately.

Also, getting into maintenance can help you work your way up to becoming a maintenance or facilities manager – a rewarding and interesting job.

How To Successfully Search For Entry-Level Maintenance Jobs

The internet provides us with access to thousands of new job postings daily. But not all of those jobs cater to our specific requirements. 

As an entry-level professional, you might not qualify for some of these jobs. But, more importantly, you might not even be interested in many jobs you come across. 

So, how do you find the kind of work you want to do? Here are 5 tips for a successful search: 

Browse Standard Job Search Platforms 

Job-finding websites host plenty of jobs that you can go through to select the one that appeals to you. Some such websites you can head towards are: 

  • Indeed 

As the largest job website in the world, Indeed has 10 new job listings every second. You can search for jobs according to industry and lifestyle (part-time, freelance, full-time). As an entry-level maintenance worker, you can customize your search according to experience level, job title, location, and salary range. 

  • Glassdoor

This website is beneficial if you want to understand your industry better and compare jobs and salaries to create your desired mix. When looking for your ideal job, you can optimize your search by adding your experience and expected salary ranges. 

  • Careerleaf

Careerleaf is an all-in-one job search platform that cuts the time to apply in half. It helps job seekers showcase their skills and talents, search for jobs across the Web, and track and organize all job search communications.

Explore Niche-Specific Job Search Websites

Websites specialized for entry-level maintenance professionals are one of the best places to search for jobs. Maintenance Manager HQ is one such site that lets you choose employment in your chosen niche. It also enables you to search for skill-specific jobs. 

For example, instead of dividing industries into “aviation”, “hospitality,” and “automotive” categories, this site allows you to look for specific maintenance jobs within each. Moreover, you can choose which skills you want to utilize; find work in mechanics or building. 

If you’re a maintenance worker who wants to work in a hotel or for an electrical company, you can search for specialized entry-level jobs in each.  

SMRP is another option that you can explore. This site lists all live entry-level job postings and enables you to add filters to narrow your search. 

In addition, the job board on SMRP allows you to search for jobs by category as well as by location. So, not only do you have the option to find jobs near you, but you can also explore a variety of different jobs within your niche. 

Moreover, if you are looking for flexible job timings, you can head over to FacilitiesNet and search for part-time maintenance jobs or internships in your industry. 

For instance, are you looking for an entry-level job in cleaning or engineering? Type it out on the Job board, and the site will direct you to all the relevant job postings.

Join LinkedIn 

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site, which hosts over 500 million users. So, if you’re a professional looking to find a job, having a LinkedIn account is a must. 

As a maintenance worker, you can follow relevant pages and companies to stay informed of any job listings. You can also search for relevant jobs in your industry. So whether you’re interested in industrial maintenance or residential maintenance, you can tailor your search accordingly. 

LinkedIn enables you to search for specific job titles. So whether you’re a maintenance technician or a maintenance planner, you can look for particular jobs in your area. 

Search On Social Media 

Although not the most reliable target, social media can still be helpful if you’re looking for entry-level jobs. 

Many companies either post jobs directly on social media or create a “hiring” post that links back to their website. Being up to date on social media allows you to tap into any opportunity that presents itself.

For example, Facebook has its own job dashboard where many smaller companies regularly post entry-level jobs. In addition, if you join Facebook groups, you get access to people looking for freelancers for all types of projects.

Try A Quick Google Search

Searching on Google may sound counterproductive because of the millions of results it provides. But, if you narrow down your research using appropriate keywords, you may be able to find your desired job successfully. 

Type all the relevant words in one search. This includes your preferred industry niche and the type of work you’re looking for. Type longer keywords to make your search as specific as possible. For example, if you are an automotive technician or an aircraft technician? Mention the title in your online query along with specific skills or locations related to that particular industry 

You should also specifically look for entry-level jobs. Some keywords you can use for this are “junior” and “assistant”. You can even use words like “recent graduates” or entry-level,” as most places add such words in the job description.

Key Takeaways

Conclusively, maintenance work is vital for us to retain our convenient living conditions. As a maintenance worker, your skill has persistent demand. This means that even as an entry-level worker, you have many available options to choose from.

Selecting your area of specialization is the first step. Finding a job in your niche is the second. If you optimize your search tactics, you are likely to end up with your ideal maintenance job.


About the guest post author:

Bryan Christiansen is the founder and CEO of Limble CMMS. Limble is a modern, easy-to-use mobile CMMS software that takes the stress and chaos out of maintenance by helping managers organize, automate, and streamline their maintenance operations.