Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Do you love working with your hands and fixing things? Do you have a keen interest in how things work? If so, a job as a Maintenance Technician might be ideal for you. 

If something is down or broken at a business, it can interfere with core business functions. A Maintenance Technician keeps that from happening. Maintenance Technicians are essential people responsible for the upkeep and continued functioning of their employer’s property and equipment. Whether it’s vital machinery, building and property structures, heating or plumbing, Maintenance Technicians play a critical role in keeping everything moving for a company by troubleshooting and fixing problems. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive work and repair orders, and complete them promptly
  • Troubleshoot and repair various warehouse machines when necessary
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance
  • Maintain overall maintenance of warehouse and related areas
  • Adhere to workplace safety requirements

Education and Background

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and experience in repairing and maintaining machines.

Skills and Proficiencies

  • Excellent technical and mechanical skills
  • Troubleshooting ability
  • Expertise in general maintenance, plumbing, heating, and electrical repair

Compensation

According to Payscale the median annual salary of a Maintenance Technician with

1 Year of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $37,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $38,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $40,000
  • Miami, Florida: $38,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $49,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $49,000
  • Houston, Texas: $40,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $47,000
  • New York City, New York: $48,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $45,000
  • Overall: $45,000

5 Years of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $47,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $47,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $45,000
  • Miami, Florida: $48,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $52,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $57,000
  • Houston, Texas: $50,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $52,000
  • New York City, New York: $53,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $57,000
  • Overall: $55,000

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Career Path

Becoming a Maintenance Technician can start with a high school diploma or equivalent, but like with many career paths, further learning and skill-building can advance future opportunities. The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) program is the leading credentialing program recognized for Maintenance Technicians. 

Position Trends

The increased use of more technologically advanced and sophisticated systems and machines demands that successful Maintenance Technicians keep up with those advances, and how to maintain and repair them. There looks to be an ongoing need for skilled, knowledgeable people to fill the Maintenance Technician role.  

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for maintenance and repair professionals is projected to grow six percent through 2028, which is as fast as the average for jobs across all industries. 

Typical Hours

The typical work hours for a Maintenance Technician can be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with after-hours or weekend hours possible. 

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