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GRCC: Get Trained Now as a Facilities/Apartment Maintenance Technician

Facilities Maintenance Technician

A facility maintenance technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operational tasks that support a commercial/residential facility. Duties often include but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for various activities related to the repair and maintenance of the electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems
  • Painting and minor repairs to walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Preventative/predictive maintenance per requirements and nonscheduled or emergency maintenance when required
  • Recommendations to modify or replace equipment when necessary to support demand, or to improve building efficiency
  • Snow removal and other groundskeeping duties as assigned
  • Installation and repair of locks
  • Inspection and maintenance of emergency lights and fire extinguishers

This course will use the National Association of Home Builders and Home Builders Institute textbook Facilities Maintenance, Second Edition, Delmar, Cengage Learning, and the National Apartment Association curriculum for Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician program, as well as project-based hands-on lab work to provide coverage for the areas in residential wiring that are required of an entry-level facility maintenance technician, including the basic hands-on skills and the more advanced theoretical knowledge needed to gain job proficiency. In addition to electrical, other topics covered include customer service skills, carpentry, surface painting, plumbing, appliance repair, pest prevention, grounds keeping, and HVAC systems.

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