An apartment maintenance technician normally handles repair and upkeep issues with apartment complexes. In some cases, a realtor or leasing company that manages multiple smaller rental properties may keep a dedicated maintenance technician on staff as well. In cases, the technician normally live within the complex(es) they serve or reside nearby to respond promptly when required.
The maintenance technician must be skilled in using multiple tools. They need a general knowledge of a variety of repairs that involve carpentry, plumbing, HVAC work, and related tasks.This employee also is expected to handle routine repairs in these fields without needing to call an outside contractor or repair service. Additionally, the maintenance technician must follow their employer's systems and procedures for ensuring the apartments and the property on which they’re situated are safe and kept in good order.
Normally a maintenance technician must have a high school diploma or equivalent, although a property management company may prefer individual with at least a year's experience in facilities maintenance work. Secondary education or technical training in plumbing or HVAC work may also be preferred.
The maintenance technician must be personable and presentable; they work in the apartment homes of renters and must be respectful and trustworthy at all times. Additionally, the technician must be organized, as they may have multiple jobs or tasks to prioritize. Most apartment maintenance technicians are expected to be on call 24 hours per day, and must be able to respond to emergency situations within a small window of time.
Maintenance Technician, Apartments Tasks
- Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
- Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.
- Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
- Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.