Most craft workers specialize in one kind of work, such as plumbing or carpentry. General maintenance and repair workers, however, have skills in many different crafts. They repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings, as well as work on plumbing and electrical systems. They build partitions, make drywall repairs, and fix or install windows, doors, floors, woodwork, and other parts of building structures. Building Maintenance Engineers also maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in commercial spaces such as cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories. Typical duties include troubleshooting and fixing faulty electrical switches and unclogging drains. Because many new buildings utilize computer-controlled systems, workers often need to acquire basic computer skills.
Continuing Education Certificate in Building Maintenance Engineer:
- The BME Certificate consists of two courses.
- Each course lasts one semester and costs $465.
- You can take the courses at the same time if you want.
- You cannot take Level 2 before you take Level 1.
The Building Maintenance Engineer program is offered at the Skilled Trades Center, 6400 Old Branch Ave., Camp Springs, MD 20748.