Everyone wants to earn big bucks and be an above-average tech personnel but, when people desire to earn more, they typically do not relate it to the skills and the quality of work they offer. To receive above-average pay as a technician, you have to deliver remarkable quality of work. One common question from low-level techs is how to become a higher-level tech. The answer is very simple: offer good quality of service. Here are some tips for becoming an above-average maintenance technician.
Keep a Clean Look
As a maintenance technician, your general appearance plays an important role in making a good impression on your client. Yes, people shouldn’t be judged based on their physical features. Still, the basics of general appearance matter in making a good impression on a client.
Always work towards keeping your uniform tidy and ironed. If you have long hair, you want to keep it neat and pulled back. You should also keep shirttails tucked when wearing pants. You could leave them untucked during the hot season when you have to wear shorts.
You also want to pay attention to your facial hair. If you have very obvious piercings and tattoos, finding a way to make them more acceptable to even the most conservative person will help you in keeping a clean look.
Stay Open to Growth
Being open to learning and growth will help you get ahead as a maintenance tech and in life in general. Always to be willing to learn. This means learning about all aspects of the job, from HVAC to plumbing.
Always be on the look-out for growth and learning opportunities. Take work orders and calls as often as you can and as they become available. Improve your skills so that you can offer more value to your superiors and the company. Life doesn’t just happen, and growth is not random. Work towards growth. Improve your skills, and offer more value.
All techs make mistakes. Assuming that you are that one tech that wouldn’t and shouldn’t make mistakes is just you setting yourself up for failure. You will mess things up and make a lot of mistakes. The key to growth and becoming an above-average tech is to not let the mistakes get to you. Embrace your mistakes and learn from them.
Never reject a job because you are scared you will mess things up. Just go and assess the problem. It may be easier than you thought.
Keep a Positive Attitude
Your attitude will help you get things right and remain motivated at your job. Develop and maintain a positive attitude towards your job, colleagues, and superiors. No job, project, or coworker is perfect. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Water the grass on this side, and it will grow.
Becoming an above-average maintenance tech simply involves taking dedicated steps towards your growth as covered in the four tips above.
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