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

JW. Hortenberry
JW. Hortenberry
JW. Hortenberry began his career at Cincinnati Job Corps Center as the Facilities Maintenance instructor in June 2022. After 25 years in the commercial and residential plumbing field working in new construction and service, he transitioned into facilities maintenance, including 10 years in the hotel industry. His teaching experience includes assisting with home-schooling his five children, teaching theology and basic shop skills at the homeschool co-op, and ministry work from public speaking to social media outreach and even publishing a book. JW is excited to be a part of Job Corps and eager to invest in the lives of students, watching them learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will ensure they will have a bright future. His hobbies include hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities. He is a hockey fan and enjoys building Gonk Power Droid charging/data stations.