Some facilities or equipment is mission critical in which quick turnarounds and a fast pace is necessary. I prefer redundant systems and work-arounds to reduce time pressure stress.
Managing multiple facilities with a variety of occupants from business professionals to inmates seems to me to be fast paced only because there is always something urgent that requires attention.
Facilities maintenance is an interesting field that varies greatly depending on the size, quantity, usage, and occupants a facility is purposed for.
Michael "Mike"’s Answer
Emergency situations may also come up at any time. Facilities maintenance typically requires you be on call 24/7, to handle the unforeseen circumstances that arise.
Preventative maintenance is more often handled at a more steady pace, as they are planned and scheduled in advance.
The type of facility (or facilities) also affects the pace of the work. A malfunctioning door in a jail is far more critical than a malfunctioning door in an office building.
Facilities maintenance covers all the trades and every type of building and building system you can imagine. With that in mind the pace will change with each task, but it helps keep it interesting.
The pace is set depending also on the manager and the supervisor. With qualified personnel, spare parts, and a good repair and inspection program, you can keep a Facility working well easily. However, you will find in real life that it isn't always an easy way, especially in Facilities Maintenance.