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Maintenance Technician

NC, Durham


Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in maintenance.

  • Problem Solver
  • Efficient
  • Team Player
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Productive
  • Responsible

Our Culture

  • Our Bold Purpose

    We're driven by a bold purpose: creating a better way to live

  • All Of Us

    All AvalonBay associates play a key role in bringing our purpose to life

  • Our Core Values

    A Commitment to Integrity
    A Spirit of Caring
    A Focus on Continuous Improvement

  • Our Approach

    Promotion from Within
    Growth Based on Achievement
    Cross Departmental Learning
    Professional Development
    High-Performance Culture
    Associate Recognition


Our benefits packages are created with the flexibility to support associates who are at different stages in their lives and careers.

  • Medical

    We provide you with four plan options to choose from within the Aetna network.

  • Dental

    We offer dental coverage through MetLife. Associates have the option to select between the Premier and Basic Plus Plan.

  • Vision

    Our Vision Service Plan provides benefits for regular eye examinations, glasses or contact lenses, and laser vision care.

  • 401(k) Savings Plan

    Save a portion of your pay each pay period and invest your savings in your choice of the available investment funds. We match 50% of your contribution up to 8%.

  • Housing Discount

    Significant discount for all associates on our incredible apartment homes.

  • Career Development

    Opportunities to advance your skills and grow your career through promotion.


Maintenance Technician
Position Type: Full time
State: NC
City: Durham
Zip Code: 27705


Creating a better way to live is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. At AvalonBay, every day is an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Whether it’s helping someone choose one of our communities as their home, providing great service to our residents, or supporting our fellow associates, we are committed to creating an unforgettable experience as a great place to live - and work.

The Role

The Role:
Ready to take your maintenance skills to the next level? At AvalonBay Communities, we're not just maintaining apartment homes; we're creating exceptional living experiences. If you're a talented Maintenance Technician looking to advance your career, you're in the right place.

Our team is searching for a Maintenance Technician who is ready to tackle challenges, bring innovative solutions to the table, and ensure our residents enjoy a superior quality of living. If you're passionate about fixing, enhancing, and perfecting, we want you to be a part of our dynamic community. Join us at AvalonBay and be a part of redefining what it means to live in style and comfort!

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for executing maintenance requests by diagnosing problems and making repairs in order to maintain the physical condition of the community and to ensure that service requests and repairs are made in a timely manner. As a maintenance technician, you will be the talented individual who:

• Diagnoses and repairs problems in such areas as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, major appliances, carpentry, emergency systems, flooring, hardware accessories, masonry, painting/wallpaper, water features (pools, spas, etc.), and waste management systems.
• Completes assigned service requests and repairs consistent with company operating and equipment/supply standards and in a timely manner.
• Ensures vacant apartment homes are rent-ready in a timely manner. Perform turnkey work as required.
• Conducts apartment Preventative Maintenance
• Assist in painting both interior and exterior surfaces
• Maintains Incident and Injury Free safety culture by following all AvalonBay safety policies and procedures and reporting any unsafe behavior or conditions including nonfunctioning equipment.
• Performs Hot Works including brazing, soldering, and welding within AvalonBay’s Standards.

You Have:

• 2-3 years of experience in maintenance work, including knowledge surrounding HVAC repair, Plumbing, Electrical, and General Maintenance repair work.
• A valid driver's license.
• Ability to accommodate an on-call schedule in rotation with the team each month.
• Ability to communicate with our associates and residents in order to provide customer service.
• Ability to read and understand policies and procedures including but not limited to Key Control Policy, Apartment Home Turnover Policy and all Maintenance Emergency policies and procedures.
• Ability to identify cleaning and chemical supplies, ability to read and understand Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets (SDS), ability to understand proper applications of chemicals and general cleaning supplies and ability to frequently handle these products.
• Knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ability to use properly.
• Basic understanding of emergency systems, shutoffs, locations and sequence of operations.
• Demonstrates knowledge of paint types and paint tools

How AvalonBay Supports You

We know that our teams are the beating heart of our success and we’re committed to showing our appreciation.
We offer:
Comprehensive benefits — health, dental and vision, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, an employee stock purchase plan and more. Click on Benefits ( for information.
Growth based on achievement and promotion from within.
Associate recognition (a company-wide recognition program that celebrates associate efforts and successes in contributing to the overall success of the organization – including destination awards, ‘AvalonBay’s Very Best’ recognition program and others!).
A 20% discount on our incredible apartment homes.
A culture built on purpose and our core values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.

Additional Info

AvalonBay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must recruit, develop and retain associates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated. With this we know we can do great things.
AvalonBay makes employment decisions without regard to a person’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including characteristics or testing), citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by the law.
AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.
For California residents, if you elect to apply to AvalonBay you accept the AvalonBay California Personnel Privacy Notice (

Job ID JR102474

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