The senior maintenance technician helps keep their facilities clean and in working order. Depending on the needs of the organization, this may cover a large variety of tasks, such as repairing and performing regular maintenance on fixtures and equipment. They are also responsible for troubleshooting problems as they arise, identifying and addressing potential areas of concern, and operating equipment necessary to complete these tasks. Depending on the employer, these tasks may all take place within a building and its grounds or in several locations; it may also require more specialized maintenance tasks on systems such as security, plumbing, or irrigation. Senior maintenance technicians may also supervise junior maintenance technicians. Successful senior maintenance technicians must have a solid understanding of the various systems under their supervision, though employers may provide on-the-job training.
The requirements for this position vary, with some positions requiring specialty knowledge or education. In many cases, a high school education or equivalent is sufficient, though an associate's degree in a relevant technical field may be preferred. Most employers prefer the candidate have two to six years of experience in maintenance. Possessing skills in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical systems, and HVAC systems is often preferred. The senior maintenance technician should have strong problem-solving skills, the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, and the interpersonal skills necessary to work well as both a team member and a leader.
Senior Maintenance Technician Tasks
Inspect, maintain, and repair physical assets and infrastructure for ongoing use.
Create project plans for major upgrades and repairs.
Record activities, supplies, and necessary components, ordering items when required.
Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to evaluate needs and project plans.