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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
5%
8+
19%

Common Skill Sets

PLC
English Language
Exhaust Systems
Written Communication
Excellent Customer Service
Windows
Exhaust
Requests

Maintenance Technician Seniority Levels

L2
Maintenance Technician
$30,236/yr
Maintenance Engineer
11% made the transition
Maintenance Manager
44% made the transition
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Maintenance Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,236 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£21K
Median: £30K
£43K
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