Maintenance Technician Resume Examples and Templates for 2023

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Jobs for maintenance technicians are projected to grow by 8% between 2020 and 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of these job openings will replace individuals who have left the industry or retired.

One of the best ways to give yourself a competitive edge when applying for a maintenance tech job is to put together a stellar resume. Here, we’ve provided you with all the tools you need to compose that memorable resume, including downloadable resume examples for every career level.

Downloadable Resume Examples


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Mid Career

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Maintenance Technician Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • Entry-level Entry-level
  • Mid Career Mid Career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

Jacob Kent
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
205 First Ave, Selah, WA


An Industrial Maintenance Technician with two years experience, specializing in preventative maintenance, HVAC controls, process improvement, and OSHA safety. A proven track record of installing, maintaining, and repairing systems and equipment for industrial facilities.

Professional Experience

Industrial Maintenance Technician,  Innovative Chemical Products, Seaford, WA
January 2020 – Present

  • Coordinate with the site manager to develop new training regimens on OSHA safety regulations and implement new procedures to ensure compliance, resulting in a 30% reduction in annual incidents
  • Perform installations, maintenance, and repairs for industrial equipment, analyze technical specifications, troubleshoot issues, and perform root-cause analysis
  • Develop and implement new preventative maintenance schedules and improve site operations, resulting in a 15% reduction in annual repair costs and over $200K in savings

Industrial Maintenance Technician, Graham Packaging Company, Selah, WA
September 2018 – December 2019

  • Performed repairs, maintenance, and installations of conveyor systems, utilized hand tools to install belts in machinery, conducted preventative maintenance, and exceeded productivity targets by 35% on average
  • Delivered training to five new hires on SOPs, operational workflows, and OSHA safety


High School Diploma
Thomas Paine High School Richland, WA, August 2013 – June 2017

Key Skills

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industrial and Parametric Control Systems
  • OSHA Safety
  • Root-cause Analysis

Daniel Bryant
(123) 456-7891
[email protected]
3196 Marigold Circle, Little Rock, AR 71913


An HVAC Certified Maintenance Technician with eight years of experience delivering high quality maintenance services for residential and commercial properties. A proven track record of executing maintenance projects on-budget and ahead of schedule. Adept at developing rapport and maintaining long-term customer relationships.

Professional Experience

Apartment Maintenance Technician II,  Haley Residential, Little Rock, AR
September 2019 – Present

  • Oversee a six-month modernization project valued at $100K for an industrial facility, including the upgrade and installation of large appliances, HVAC systems, and flooring
  • Manage a team of four maintenance technicians to execute maintenance projects, assign responsibilities, conduct scheduling, evaluate performance, and deliver coaching and mentorship
  • Build long-term relationships and rapport with client stakeholders, educate customers on maintenance needs and repairs, and develop preventative maintenance schedules, resulting in a 91% satisfaction rate

Hotel Maintenance Technician I, HomeTown Studios & Suites, Bentonville, AR
July 2014 – August 2019

  • Serve as the lead maintenance technician for six property locations coordinate preventative maintenance schedules, and improve response times for issues to improve tenant satisfaction by 15%
  • Deliver training to three maintenance technicians on property management systems
  • Conduct inspections and repairs on specialized equipment and machinery


Technical Certificate in Commercial/Residential Equipment Maintenance and Repair
The University of Arkansas at Hope – Texarkana, Hope, Arkansas, May 2018

High School Diploma
Rutledge High School, Little Rock, AR, September 2013 – May 2017

Key Skills

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Dry Wall
  • Plumbing
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Refrigeration Systems


  • HVAC Efficiency Analyst Senior Certification, North American Technician Excellence, 2019

Alex Dunn
(123) 456-7891
[email protected]
528 Artemis Road, Yakima, WA 98902


An Industrial Maintenance Technician III with 10 years of experience managing installations, repairs, and maintenance projects for large facilities and warehouses. A proven track record of leading high performance teams to reduce downtime, improve workplace safety, and enhance operational effectiveness.

Professional Experience

Maintenance Technician III, Amazon, DuPont Washington.
November 2019 – Present

  • Lead service team of 55 technicians in the installation and repair of automated packaging and distribution equipment in Amazon facilities, including troubleshooting large conveyor systems
  • Develop and implement enhanced preventative maintenance programs and design standardized solutions for recurring issues, resulting in a 20% reduction in downtime
  • Mentor new technicians, deliver training on CMMS, and develop an inclusive work culture centered on collaboration and empowerment

Maintenance Technician II, BirchStone Management, Lakewood, WA
June 2011 – October 2019

  • Troubleshot defects, failures, and issues with electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, analyzed schematics and technical drawings, and reduced annual maintenance costs by 25%
  • Diagnosed and repaired equipment ranging from low DC voltage to 120v to 480v AC high voltage circuits and motor controls
  • Performed all repairs for belt and roller conveyors, turntables, paint sprayers, diaphragm, and airless bulbs


High School Diploma
Walton High School Dover, DE, August 2005 – May 2009

Key Skills

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Team Management
  • OSHA Safety
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Equipment Repair

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Maintenance Technician Resumes

A majority of employers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to help narrow hundreds of resumes to a select few. An ATS scans your resume then organizes and rates it against the hundreds of other resumes it’s received based on specific keywords, often the same words used in the job description. An ATS can work to your advantage if you’re smart about it.

Give your resume the best shot of beating the ATS and landing you an interview by incorporating the following keywords in your resume.

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Appliance Repair Carpentry
CMMS software Customer Service
Decision-Making Dexterity
EAM Software Equipment Repair
Hand Tools Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Inventory Management Industrial Machinery
Operations Management OSHA Safety
Painting Process Improvement
Plumbing Power Tools
Predictive Maintenance Preventive Maintenance
Project Management Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems
Roofing Root-cause Analysis
Safety Management Safety Training
Team Management Troubleshooting
Action Verbs
Assemble Complete
Clean Dismantle
Explain Identify
Install Manage
Maintain Maneuver
Perform Plan
Reinforce Repair
Service Solve
Specialize Upgrade

Tips for Writing a Better Maintenance Technician Resume

Include all of your maintenance certifications

Certifications you’ve earned as a maintenance technician can also give you a competitive edge on the job market. Therefore, it’s important that you list all of your relevant certifications on your resume. If you’re in the process of completing a certification, simply list it like any other credential, include the date of completion and include the word “anticipated” in parentheses next to the date. Many resume formats use a separate section for certifications that helps them stand out.

For maintenance technicians many trade schools offer certificates and some programs offer certification preparation courses. However, these are not to be mistaken for earning an actual certification in some area of specialty. Several organizations offer similar certifications and are respected by the industry. It’s important you know what the organizations are before pursuing certification with an organization industry leaders and managers don’t recognize. Once you’ve earned your certification, always be as specific as possible when referring to the name of your certifying body as well as the title of the actual subscription you earned. Also, since some subscriptions expire, be sure to include the year you earned you certification.

Example #1


Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician, Society for Maintenance & Reliability ‎Professionals, 2018


Certified in HVAC

Example #2


System Maintenance Technician (SMT®), Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education


SMP Certified, IIPFME

Quantify your maintenance experience on your resume

Quantifying your maintenance technician background helps managers understand the breadth and depth of your knowledge and experience as they evaluate your resume and application. As you create the job history descriptions under your resume’s “Professional Experience” section, check if you can add responses to the following questions: “how much?” or “how many?” For example:

  • How many cases did you solve on average per day? How many more cases did you solve than other maintenance technicians?
  • How much time/money did you save the company by retraining other technicians to complete plumbing repairs using your unique method?
  • How many apartments were you responsible for maintenance?
  • How many HVAC systems did you install?

Example #1


Solved, on average, 30% more cases per week than the other 15 maintenance technicians


Solved maintenance cases quickly

Example #2


Introduced a more efficient method for upgrading plumbing equipment at 12 different residences with no fewer than 100 units each, ultimately saving the company at least $20,000 in time


Helped upgrade plumbing and did so efficiently

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Employers looking for maintenance technicians sometimes sift through hundreds of resumes to find applicants who are the best fit for their company’s requirements.

Use your resume to highlight your experiences and talents that relate to those words listed in the job description. As a result, you can vastly improve the chances of grabbing the hiring manager’s attention and landing an interview.

Apply the process outlined below to help you discover which keywords will be most successful at grabbing the attention of a prospective manager.

Review the job description and create a list of key skills based on the credentials mentioned in the job ad. Add any job skills, experiences, or achievements mentioned more than once to your list. Alternatively, you could highlight the keywords you identify often because this frequently implies that the company considers them to be among the most important.

After you’ve identified the keywords you need in your resume, scan your resume for any of the keywords that may already be included. Cross the words that are already present off your list and work on incorporating the remaining keywords throughout. As you work, see if you can mix the remaining keywords into some of your achievements.

Need some practice or are still unsure about how to determine which keywords to include in your resume? Go through the example provided below or use it as a guide.

Example of Maintenance Technician Job Description

McGraw Property Management is searching for a motivated problem-solver to help lead our team of technicians across our 15, 200-unit communities as our maintenance technician III. This individual should have at least five years of experience and excellent customer service and Property Management System (PMS) skills. They should also exhibit expert-level HVAC skills and a commitment to improving productivity.


  • Oversee and lead the installation of and maintenance for HVAC systems for 15 multi-family residences
  • Serve as electric, gas, and water expert and aid in construction maintenance needs as required
  • Use PMS to streamline maintenance processes
  • Complete quarterly preventative maintenance
  • Maintain inventory of work supplies and complete paperwork for new parts, supplies, various solvents, oils, and chemicals
  • Consistently improve efficiency times and productivity on tenant calls


  • In-depth understanding of electrical, gas, water, and other systems
  • Basic of maintenance methods and processes
  • Ability to work with common appliances, devices, and tools
  • Impressive problem-solving skills
  • Physical stamina and ability to be on your feet for a long period of time
  • Commitment to following OSHA sajith Administration (OSHA) standards
  • Strong time management and prioritizing abilities

According to the job advertisement, the preferred candidate has the following experience/personal traits:

  • Leadership
  • Expert HVAC knowledge, certification required
  • High-level knowledge regarding electric, gas, and water system maintenance
  • Problem solving
  • PMS experience
  • Improved productivity
  • Excellent customer service skills

Maintenance Tech Work Experience Example

Maintenance Technician

Ozark Apartment Communities, Jersey City, NJ, 2019 – Present

  • Led a team of 30 maintenance technicians across 12, 100 unit apartment complexes, including during the installation of entirely new HVAC systems in eight complexes
  • Provided predictive and reactive maintenance services for electric, gas, and water systems
  • Improved overall productivity of maintenance technicians by 30% through expert understanding of PMS in four months and top-notch problem-solving skills
  • Nominated by residents as staff member of the year for quick and effective service