Fix problems and be proactive – the keys to making residents feel at home
With a job in maintenance, you can expand and evolve your technical skillset. Hear how Malik built his career as a maintenance technician right out of high school.
I found a lot of freedom and a part of myself because this industry allows you to grow and succeed quickly.
— Malik, Maintenance Technician
Learn more about maintenance jobs
Focused on keeping the entire apartment community looking its best, groundskeepers are responsible for maintaining a clean, functioning and orderly property. As a natural problem-solver who is organized and dependable, groundskeeper roles are typically responsible for exterior maintenance, such as painting, landscaping and cleaning. Interested in starting your maintenance career in groundskeeping? Many apartment companies offer free training for this role to get your foot in the door to this thriving industry.
Utilize your technical skillset and hands-on mentality as a maintenance technician. Also an entry-level position, maintenance technicians are responsible for the safety and function of the community, as well as the daily upkeep, including appliance repairs, pool maintenance, electrical and lighting projects and more. Ensure residents are comfortable in their homes by responding to service requests and getting the apartments ready for new tenants.
Responsible for ensuring apartment units meet the standards new residents expect, make-ready technicians are proactive, have an eye for details and are eager to fix problems. Your goal is to deliver high-quality, functioning units to new residents, so day-to-day tasks include walking through vacant units, identifying needed repairs and ensuring all issues are resolved prior to tenant move-in.
Gain leadership and team management experience with a role as a maintenance supervisor, responsible for supervising the maintenance team, ensuring high-quality work amongst team members and overseeing supply inventory. Ideal candidates have entry-level maintenance and leadership experience, are exception problem solvers and have an organized work style.