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You might hire a maintenance technician to:

  • Survey buildings, systems, or equipment to identify and repair mechanical systems to ensure they’re consistent with safety standards
  • Perform routine maintenance of electrical systems, such as replacing light bulbs and sockets and cleaning or repairing circuit breaker panels

  • Maintain heating and plumbing systems and perform general upkeep procedures
  • Inspect fire alarms to ensure functionality, and schedule repairs when necessary
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Knowledge of maintenance procedures, methods, and various tools
Proven experience as a maintenance technician
Basic understanding of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and other systems
Certificate in HVAC, building maintenance technology, or relevant field
Attention to detail to ensure all maintenance is completed efficiently
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with employees or residents of the building
Proactiveness, with excellent organization and time management skills 
Working knowledge of various plumbing, carpentry, and electrical processes
Manual dexterity and ability to problem solve
Ability to work quickly and under pressure