Across industries, managers are having a hard time finding technicians, the people who work with that perfect combination of their head and hands to keep the world up and running. Car dealerships and repair shops can’t find people, airlines struggle to find trained aircraft mechanics, and both facility and maintenance managers are facing labor shortages.
There’s no single reason behind the shortages, so there’s no single solution. But there’s a lot you can do to find and keep maintenance technicians at your facilities. And the good news is that everything you do to fix the maintenance tech shortage makes your department a better place to work for everyone there.