Maintenance Technician Resume Examples

Updated November 9, 2021

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

No Experience
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Example #1 No Experience

2-3 years
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Example #2 2-3 Years

5-10 Years
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Example #3 5-10 Years

10+ Years
Maintenance-Tech_10-Years.pdf

Example #4 10+ Years

Maintenance Technician Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • No Experience 0
  • 2-3 Years 2-3
  • 5-10 Years 5-10
  • 10+ Years 10+

Erin Henderson
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
8787 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Profile

Aspiring fleet maintenance technician who earned a fleet maintenance education certificate at the same time as their high school diploma. My high energy translates to higher productivity, and my deep knowledge of fleet trucks enabled me to remain calm and make 40% fewer mistakes on average than other fleet maintenance technicians at the company.

Education

Fleet Maintenance Technician Education Certificate
Cape Fear Community College Raleigh, NC, September 2017 – May 2019

High School Diploma
Kennedy High School Raleigh, NC, September 2015 – May 2019

Relevant Courses

  • Diesel Safety
  • Diesel Engines
  • Diesel Electrical
  • Diesel Electronic Engines
  • Diesel Powertrains

Key Skills

  • Diesel Equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Automotive Brakes
  • CDL A License

Professional Experience

Fleet Maintenance Technician I, Carolina Sweepers, Raleigh, NC
June 2021 – Present

  • Manage condition and performance of the company fleet’s tires
  • Overhaul several trucks with minimal supervision
  • Completed assigned work orders and turned in detailed, data-filled documentation to confirm each case’s completion or next steps
  • Complete annual transportation inspections
  • Develop stronger wealth of knowledge regarding operation, diagnosis, and repair of class 8 diesel-powered trucks, including engines, emissions, transmissions, differentials, fuel systems, cooling systems, air brake systems, steering systems, and suspension system

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

Profile

Detail-oriented industrial maintenance technician who has exceeded the average productivity for all employees by 35% or more over several years and two jobs. Committed to excellent health and fitness and often asked to give input on or revise processes to make them more efficient. An advocate for preventative maintenance and safety, I am also responsible for training seasonal maintenance employees.

Professional Experience

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

  • Provided innovative idea regarding onsite safety which reduced annual incidents by 30%
  • Keep up a high degree of physical fitness to ensure stamina to stand eight or more hours per day
  • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail by consistently following the technical specifications for installation and maintenance procedures perfectly
  • Assisted in the revision of existing site processes and introduced a program focused on preventative maintenance

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

  • Exceeded preset productivity targets by 35%
  • Participated in a pilot group that was later responsible for helping others as the company transitioned from paper requests and records to a CMMS
  • Trained four seasonal workers in company processes and the specific jobs each was assigned
  • Repaired defective conveyor systems, used hand tools to install belts in machinery, tighten bolts, and adjust tension rolls

Education

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

Key Skills

  • Troubleshooting
  • Time Management
  • Industrial and Parametric Control Systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Physical Stamina

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

Profile

Highly educated maintenance technician with 5+ years of experience, a technical certificate from the University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana, and HVAC certified by NATE. An expert in productive usage of property management systems (PMS) with a strong background in maintenance for facility/buildings and excellent rapport with property’s tenants. Trusted with managing current employer’s maintenance inventory and consistently selected for special projects as a result of outstanding quality and speed scores.

Professional Experience

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

  • Selected based on quality and productivity scores to assist in a high-speed, six-month modernization project that involved working with and upgrading large appliances, HVAC systems, and flooring
  • Manage maintenance inventory and requisition parts and supplies as needed
  • Served as a temporary supervisor for four other technicians for three months while the permanent supervisor was on leave
  • Maintain rapport of trust that I established with residents early on by taking unpaid time to go around, introduce myself, and get to know them

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

  • Became an expert at Property Management Systems and provided professional development training on the hotel system for technicians at Bentonville and several other nearby locations
  • Performed quickly and effectively during high-pressure situations and was commended for using good judgment
  • Operated during full shifts without direct supervision or support when staff was short and completed 90% of jobs without any issues
  • Inspected and repaired specialized equipment and machinery found in apartments, laundry, and other grounds

Education

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
  • Documentation
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Wiring
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Refrigeration Systems

Certifications

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

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

Profile

Industrial Maintenance Technician III and gifted leader with 10 years of experience. Known for high productivity, reducing downtime, attention to detail, and consistent efforts to improve workplace safety.

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
  • Design solutions for managing difficult or recurring projects
  • Mentor newer technicians, develop training programs, and teach them to properly use the CMMS
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with all Amazon employees

Maintenance Technician II, BirchStone Management, Lakewood, WA
June 2014 – October 2019

  • Became known in plant as go-to technician for troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems because of personal strengths in reading schematics, technical drawings and maintenance manuals
  • 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, both airless and diaphragm pumps
  • Named Technician of the Month twice for an unceasing commitment to preventive maintenance and keeping all workers safe

Maintenance Technician I, Continental Mills, Kent, WA
July 2009 – May 2014

  • Troubleshot programmable logic controller when the machines would fail and was in charge of replacing damaged steam piping and valves
  • Recognized for reducing downtime by creating breakdown history logs for each machine to assist mechanics working different shifts
  • Climbed towers, conveyors, and other machinery operated in cramped crawl spaces safely
  • Contributed to the development of maintenance techniques the company still employs today

Education

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

Key Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Documentation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Leadership
  • Predictive Maintenance

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
Attention Appliance repair Carpentry
CMMS software Customer-focused
Decision-Making Dexterity
Documentation EAM software
Hand Tools Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Inventory management Machinery
Mechanics Organization
Painting Physically Fit
Plumbing Power Tools
Predictive Maintenance Preparation and Planning
Prioritizing Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems
Reparative Maintenance Roofing
Safety-Oriented Stamina
Teamwork Troubleshooting
Versatility
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

Good


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

Bad


Certified in HVAC

Example #2

Good


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

Bad


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

Good


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

Bad


Solved maintenance cases quickly

Example #2

Good


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

Bad


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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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