What does a Senior Maintenance Technician do?

A maintenance technician is responsible for conducting general maintenance and repairs on facility equipment and property structures. They ensure that heating and plumbing systems perform at optimum functionality, the installations HVAC and, the upkeep of the landscape. Essentially, the goal of a maintenance technician is to maintain the facilities and common areas in the best possible condition. Maintenance technicians can work in a variety of settings including commercial and residential buildings.

Generally, maintenance technicians have a high school diploma or with a certification in HVAC or building maintenance technology. Successful maintenance technicians are detail oriented with strong manual dexterity and problem-solving skills.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Maintenance Technician jobs?
  • Respond quickly in the event of an emergency, notify appropriate personnel and follow safety protocol
  • Conduct maintenance of electrical systems
  • Survey buildings and repair mechanical systems to ensure they are consistent with health and safety regulations
  • Support the setup of ventilation, refrigeration and other systems and conduct repairs when necessary
  • Aid in budget development and ensure it is followed
  • Maintain heating and plumbing systems to ensure functionality
  • Inspect alarm systems such as carbon dioxide and fire protection and quickly schedule repairs when needed
  • Undertake activities of pest control such as spraying insecticide
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Maintenance Technician jobs?
  • Basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic and other systems
  • Demonstrated experience as a maintenance technician
  • Physically capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Strong understanding of general maintenance processes and methods
  • Experienced in operating a variety of equipment, including snow blowers, lawn mowers, and small hand tools
  • Working knowledge of tools, common appliances, and devices
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • EPA technician certification required
  • Excellent manual dexterity and problem-solving skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Maintenance Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,969 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$51K
Median: $68K
$90K
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Senior Maintenance Technician Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Maintenance Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Senior Maintenance Technician
$67,969/yr
Maintenance Technician IV
$60,396/yr
Senior Maintenance Technician

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
66%
5 - 7
18%
8+
11%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Senior Maintenance Technician Insights

Read what Senior Maintenance Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Progress ResidentialProgress Residential
Maintenance Technician III
Mar 5, 2022

“The job is great and the residents are awesome and the pay is on the mark for what I do”

Astro Manufacturing & DesignAstro Manufacturing & Design
Preventative Maintenance Technician
Feb 21, 2021

“Really great guy who is willing to teach and is great at it as well.”

Compass GroupCompass Group
FIFO Utility Worker
Aug 3, 2021

“I was very clearly liked by my team and told I was a good worker multiple times.”

Kemps LLCKemps LLC
Maintenance Technician
Nov 25, 2020

“great benefits; 401k and health insurance are some of the best in the area.”

WC Heating, Air Conditioning & PlumbingWC Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Maintenance Technician
Sept 10, 2021

“Good pay plus you got to take your van home and not worry about gas price to work everyday”

Baker YoungBaker Young
Maintenance Tech
Jul 26, 2021

“Pay was pretty good and had consistent 40 hour work weeks and had solid vacation and sick days.”

JTEKT North AmericaJTEKT North America
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Apr 12, 2021

“No two days are the same and this is an excellent place to grow in your career.”

CBRECBRE
Maintenance Technician III
Jan 8, 2023

“I was able to aquire a few certifications while working here and the pay was good.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Senior Maintenance Technician

When working as a Senior Maintenance Technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PLC, Effective Communication, CDL, Pipeline and Programmable Logic.

The most similar professions to Senior Maintenance Technician are:
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Operations Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Senior Maintenance Technician is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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Maintenance Engineer
$79,000
No skills overlap
Maintenance Manager
$91,700
13% skills overlap
Maintenance Mechanic
$67,415
No skills overlap
Operations Manager
$78,668
13% skills overlap

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