What does a Maintenance Technician do?

A maintenance technician is responsible for conducting general maintenance and repairs on facility equipment and property structures. They ensure that heating and plumbing systems perform at optimum functionality, the installations HVAC and, the upkeep of the landscape. Essentially, the goal of a maintenance technician is to maintain the facilities and common areas in the best possible condition. Maintenance technicians can work in a variety of settings including commercial and residential buildings.

Generally, maintenance technicians have a high school diploma or with a certification in HVAC or building maintenance technology. Successful maintenance technicians are detail oriented with strong manual dexterity and problem-solving skills.

  • Respond quickly in the event of an emergency, notify appropriate personnel and follow safety protocol
  • Conduct maintenance of electrical systems
  • Survey buildings and repair mechanical systems to ensure they are consistent with health and safety regulations
  • Support the setup of ventilation, refrigeration and other systems and conduct repairs when necessary
  • Aid in budget development and ensure it is followed
  • Maintain heating and plumbing systems to ensure functionality
  • Inspect alarm systems such as carbon dioxide and fire protection and quickly schedule repairs when needed
  • Undertake activities of pest control such as spraying insecticide
  • Basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic and other systems
  • Demonstrated experience as a maintenance technician
  • Physically capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Strong understanding of general maintenance processes and methods
  • Experienced in operating a variety of equipment, including snow blowers, lawn mowers, and small hand tools
  • Working knowledge of tools, common appliances, and devices
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • EPA technician certification required
  • Excellent manual dexterity and problem-solving skills
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Maintenance Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

€42,323 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €42K
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Maintenance Technician Career Path

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Kemps LLCKemps LLC
Maintenance Technician
25 Nov 2020

“great benefits; 401k and health insurance are some of the best in the area.”

Compass GroupCompass Group
FIFO Utility Worker
3 Aug 2021

“I was very clearly liked by my team and told I was a good worker multiple times.”

WC Heating, Air Conditioning & PlumbingWC Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Maintenance Technician
10 Sep 2021

“Good pay plus you got to take your van home and not worry about gas price to work everyday”

Baker Young
Maintenance Tech
26 Jul 2021

“Pay was pretty good and had consistent 40 hour work weeks and had solid vacation and sick days.”

NPL ConstructionNPL Construction
Gas Serviceman
2 Mar 2020

“Great Job if mid management can not act childish and let you do your job.”

Maintenance Tech/On-site/Suoervisor
28 Sep 2021

“When I first came to work for the company the starting pay was great for the role I was given.”

San Joaquin Regional Rail CommissionSan Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Maintenance Assistant
26 Jul 2019

“No overtime if you work over they send you home early at the end of the week.”

Columbus Metropolitan LibraryColumbus Metropolitan Library
Maintenance Technician
24 Jun 2020

“The pay is menial good as a first time maintenance job to learn the ropes definitely not a career job.”

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