How to become a Maintenance Technician

A high school diploma is the minimum requirement needed to study to be a maintenance technician. One can pursue a mechanical engineering degree or take maintenance technician certifications from institutions like the National Apartment Association and the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals. For experience, take on apprenticeships in companies to get on-the-job training.

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What skills help Maintenance Technicians find jobs?

  • Maintenance
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • eMaint
  • HVAC
  • Painting
  • Property Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical Knowledge
  • Electrical Experience
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hydraulics
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Career progression for Maintenance Technician

Education levels for Maintenance Technicians

Based on the requirements of Maintenance Technician job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Maintenance Technician in the United States within the last three years.

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Common qualifications for Maintenance Technicians

  • HVAC Certification
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • EPA Type II
  • EPA Certification
  • EPA Universal Certification
  • Driver's License
  • EPA Type I
  • EPA Refrigeration Certification
  • Boiler License
  • EPA Type III
  • Journeyman License
  • Forklift Certification
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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about career advices for a Maintenance Technician

How can a maintenance technician remain competitive?

To be competitive in the market today, maintenance technicians should stay updated on emerging opportunities in the various sectors needing their skills. They should also be keen to study and increase their skills to match what their targeted niche requires. Studying also increases their chances of a promotion.

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