Job Description

Maintenance Tech (MHJH Properties)
Little Rock, AR, United States of America


MHJH Properties LLC 

Real state and property management firm looking for a skilled maintenace technician. 

Job Skills / Requirements

What is a maintenance worker?

A maintenance worker, often called a repair worker, maintenance technician or building maintenance technician, keeps buildings, their grounds and any equipment or machines housed there organized, clean and in working order. 

Building maintenance workers work full-time and may have to be on call to respond to emergencies on evenings and weekends. In this profession, every day is different and necessitates different job duties. Maintenance workers often have to work inside and outdoors, depending on the day. Regardless of the location, this job often entails quite a bit of physical activity, like lifting heavy objects, climbing ladders and stairs, walking long distances and standing for extended periods of time. Additionally, a maintenance worker's duties often require them to work in uncomfortable or cramped positions in extreme temperatures.

What does a maintenance worker do?

To perform building upkeep and repairs, building maintenance worker's duties and responsibilities often include:

  • Maintaining records of any work and inspections done on-premises

  • Performing inventory on repair supplies

  • Keeping repair tools and supplies clean and organized

  • Setting up repair appointments with mechanics or electricians when needed

  • Making and installing new furniture or equipment

  • Ensuring all safety systems are functioning properly, including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Conducting routine maintenance on equipment and building systems

  • Completing safety checks on systems and equipment

  • Doing pest control, pool maintenance and landscaping

  • Performing general maintenance tasks for the building or buildings, such as window washing, drywall repair, plastering, carpentry, flooring repair, painting and more

  • Detecting, identifying and repairing building issues, like basic problems with the building's electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems

  • Responding to and completing tenant or supervisor maintenance requests.

Requirements to become a maintenance worker

The exact education and experience requirements to become a building maintenance worker may vary depending on the employer, but you generally need to satisfy these qualifications to get hired:

  • Experience and training

  • Certifications and licenses

  • Skills

Experience and training

Much of the training for this position takes place on-the-job. Learn essential skills like the proper way to use certain equipment and tools and the most efficient and effective methods for making repairs.

The wide scope of this profession requires that building maintenance workers have at least a basic understanding of a variety of areas and repairs, but some in this field choose to specialize in a specific area, such as electrical or carpentry. 

Certifications and licenses

A few of the certifications that can be a helpful addition to a building maintenance worker include:

  • General Industry Certification

  • Facility Management Professional

  • Maintenance & Reliability Certification

  • Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians

  • International Maintenance Institute certification

  • Building Systems Maintenance Certificate


To be an effective building maintenance worker, you should possess several soft and hard skills, including:

  • Communication skills: Maintenance workers often interact with tenants, customers and supervisors, so they need to be able to communicate in a way that is both clear and friendly.

  • Time management skills: In many cases, a building maintenance worker has to manage daily tasks and long-term projects. To do this effectively, they need to be able to prioritize tasks, create schedules and develop timelines for completing the work and organizing their time.

  • Diagnostic skills: Problem-solving and critical thinking are key in this line of work because maintenance technicians regularly have to diagnose issues and develop effective solutions.

  • Physical strength: This job can be physically demanding, requiring workers to adjust heavy equipment, squeeze through tight spaces, climb tall ladders and carry heavy objects.

  • Technical skills: Regardless of whether they decide to specialize in a trade, maintenance workers need a basic understanding of electric systems, painting, carpentry and plumbing.

  • Mechanical skills: This job necessitates expertise in a variety of systems, equipment and tools to effectively complete some of the more complex projects.

This is a Full-Time position Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Relocation is not required and travel is required consistently