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What Is an Apartment Maintenance Technician and How to Become One

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What Is an Apartment Maintenance Technician?

An apartment maintenance technician performs repairs for tenants in a multi-unit residential property. Your duties may include making repairs to electricity or plumbing systems or upgrading equipment at the request of the property management team. Your responsibilities may also include responding to tenant complaints about improperly functioning systems within their unit. Your duties may vary depending on the size of the apartment complex. On smaller properties, you may also perform landscaping and snow removal tasks. If your employer owns multiple properties, you may provide services for more than one housing community.

How to Become an Apartment Maintenance Technician

The educational qualifications and skills you need to become an apartment maintenance technician vary depending on the needs of your employer and the type of equipment at the property. You may need professional certification to operate and repair a boiler and HVAC system. Other employers may expect certification in one area, such as HVAC repair, but only require basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical repair. Most employers appreciate any additional certification or job experience in plumbing or electrical repair.

Apartment Maintenance Technician Job Description Sample

With this Apartment Maintenance Technician job description sample, you can get a good idea of what employers are looking for when hiring for this position. Remember though, every employer is different and each will have unique qualifications when they hire for their Apartment Maintenance Technician position.


We are searching for an Apartment Maintenance Technician to help with the upkeep of our multi-family rental properties. In this role, you coordinate both repair and preventative maintenance, so you should have skills and experience in a variety of disciplines, from drywall hanging to carpentry to painting. You may also deal with plumbing or electricity issues, so a license in either of these fields is beneficial to have. Some HVAC and appliance repairs may be needed as well for non-warranty-related work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to maintenance requests
  • Fix aesthetic damage after tenants move out
  • Conduct regular inspections for EPA and safety issues
  • Contact third-party technicians when necessary
  • Document all repairs made on our properties

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Building maintenance experience
  • Professional certification in plumbing, HVAC, or electrical repair (preferred)
  • Experience with a variety of construction disciplines
  • Customer service skills

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