Maintenance Technician - Highwoods

Posted By: Robyn Miller, RPA Career Center ,

POSITION TITLE:                        Maintenance Technician 

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor



JOB SUMMARY:                           The Maintenance Technician will perform a wide variety of general maintenance repairs relating to an assigned portfolio of properties and represent Highwoods Properties in a professional manner to customers, vendors and the general public.



  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of building, utility systems and building equipment


  • Perform routine building inspections according to company policy


  • Install and repair new and existing plumbing fixtures, drain lines and accessories


  • Perform periodic testing, servicing, and recording results of cross connection devices


  • Perform preventive maintenance, installation and repair of water pipes, controls, and associated equipment


  • Install and repair various types of electrical fixtures including lamp and ballast replacement


  • Install and repair electrical devices (switches, receptacles, breakers, transformers, etc.)


  • Log chillers and perform minor repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, including filter changes and belt replacements


  • Monitor water chemical treatment programs for cooling towers and fountains


  • Monitor customer space temperatures and adjust thermostats and control systems when needed


  • Assist the HVAC technician with any building related mechanical or maintenance issues when required


  • Investigate and monitor repeat customer-related calls and report them to the Property Manager


  • Perform minor leak repairs to roof, window, and fountains


  • Assist contractors with life safety alarm systems and water-based or dry fire protection systems shut downs and testing.


  • Install and repair ceiling tiles, wall coverings, vinyl tile, carpet, cove base, window blinds, signage, etc.






Documented training/certification/license in one or more of the following fields: 




§  Electrical


§  Plumbing


§  Mechanical


§  Roofing


§  Life Safety




·        Be available for emergency calls at night, weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule

·        Fundamental knowledge of state and local building codes

·        Maintain a current driver’s license






High school diploma or equivalent required.  A minimum of 2 years of education from one of the following is preferred:




§  State, county or local governmental agency


§  Approved/sanctioned Technical Institution and/or


§  College or University


In one or more of the following fields:


·        Electrical



·        Construction




·        Roofing




·        Building Life Safety Systems




·        Plumbing




·        Carpentry




·        Mechanical

·        Or equivalent on-the-job training in one or more of the above





3 or more years of general industrial or commercial maintenance experience required.













While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme outdoor conditions (cold/hot weather, wind, precipitation). The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. Must be comfortable working on the roofs of office buildings and climbing ladders.


The physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; this position is active and requires the employee to stand, walk, balance, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, and climb. The employee must use hands to handle or feel; grasp and reach with hands and arms - must be able to work frequently with arms extended above head. The employee must occasionally lift, push or pull up to 50-pound items. Specific visual acuity required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; and depth perception. Ability to read, understand, and to communicate information and ideas clearly in writing and orally required.






This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all the possible responsibilities, skills, efforts and working conditions associated with the job.  The job description outlined is only intended to give a representation of the major elements essential for making equitable pay decisions about the position.

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