Explore a Career as a Building Maintenance Technician

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Career Overview 

Building Maintenance Technicians
Building Maintenance Technicians, also known as general maintenance and repair workers, handle a variety of construction related tasks every day.  They handle repairs that require the basic skills of all the trades such as an electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, and HVAC technician. They also handle general maintenance duties like painting a lobby, fixing a broken garbage disposal, and or replacing a faucet.

Job Duties may include:

  • Utilize blueprints or diagrams to plan for repair work
  • Use common hand and power tools such as screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers
  • Fix or paint roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, and other parts of buildings
  • Maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, residences, offices, and other facilities
  • Order supplies from distributors to make necessary repairs
  • Upkeep buildings and properties
  • Keep detailed records of their work


Employment Outlook

2012 Median Wage $16.93 hourly, $35,210 Annually
2012 Employment 1,325,100 Employees
Projected Growth
Average (9%)
Job Openings
Top Industries Schools, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, apartment buildings, and property management companies.


How Can You Become A Building Maintenance Technician

With LFCC Workforce Solutions you can gain the necessary skills or retool your skills as a Building Maintenance Technician. We offer a program that is ideal for building supervisors, apartment complex maintenance staff, facilities technicians, and all persons considering a career in this field. It also offers the opportunity to gain three national credentials that employers respect in this industry.


  • Blue Print Reading Residential/Commercial  – Required / 12 Hours of Classroom Instruction
  • OSHA 10 General Industry  – Required / 10 Hours of Classroom Instruction
  • Building Maintenance Tools  – Required / 18 Hours of Classroom/Lab Instruction
  • Electrical Basics  – Required  / 28 Hours of Classroom/Lab Instruction
  • HVAC Basics – Required / 28 Hours of Classroom/Lab Instruction
  • Plumbing Basics – Required / 18 Hours of Classroom/Lab Instruction
  • CFC Prep and Exam – Required / 9 Hours of Classroom/Lab Instruction


Participants may receive:

  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
  • OSHA 10 General Industry Certificate
  • EPA Certification in Green Refrigerants

Possible Funding Assistance

  • Grant Funding
  • Sallie Mae – Loan

Eligible candidates may have assistance options with available funding sources. Contact Workforce Solutions Office for more information about funding assistance options that may also include payment plans. Call our Career Coaches for career assessments and determine your eligibility for funding assistance by calling, 540-868-7021, or visit our Funding Options page.

Building Maintenance Technician Boot Camp

Quickly gain skills to change or enhance your career in facility and property maintenance. Learn more about our Building Maintenance Technician program and other career training programs by visiting our Career Changer Programs page.