The property management industry is having trouble obtaining entry level and experienced building engineers. There are a great number of statistics out there that validate the existence of this issue.
For every 5 building engineers that are leaving the industry, only 1 building engineer is entering it, and there is a large majority of building engineers in our local area and nation-wide that will be at retirement age within the next 10 years.
If we havent already, we need to ask ourselves, who is going to be qualified to keep these multi-million-dollar properties mechanically operational?
With this issue in mind, AAFAME created a task force to develop a career path for those interested in the industry and the basic skills needed in order to be qualified for entry level jobs as well as how to progress to senior management.
Basic skills and tool usage suggested for building technicians
The following are examples of Job Descriptions from entry to management level positions. Below that is the recommended education to seek to further your career & experience. See the education section below for details on how to get this education.
AAFAME recommends the following education partners for their designation or skilled trade programs for the skills that can be applied to a career in building & facility property management.
AAFAME offers scholarships to those who wish to pursue education in the building maintenance industry (for members only).
Austin Community College. In particular, the following programs:
Skillpoint Alliance. In particular, the following programs:
Southern Careers Institute. In particular, the following programs:
Texas State Technical College. In particular, the following programs:
Most of the schools or organizations listed above offer a variety of schedules, tuition and career placement assistance.
Visit our Career Center to see what jobs are available at this time. The jobs can range from entry to advanced level positions. Follow the instructions on each job posting on how to apply or submit resume.
(NOTE: Jobs posted in our Career Center is not a comprehensive list of all jobs available in Austin & Surronding areas - it's only a sampling of jobs submitted by our members & guests).