Maintenance Technician

Equity Residential · Boston, MA (On Site) ·
Type: Fulltime
Compensation: $23 - $27 / Hour
Experience Level: Associate

We are actively hiring Maintenance Technicians for several of our properties in and around Boston!

Working for Equity Residential means being part of a community – employees and residents – striving to provide the best in apartment living, speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and inspiring creativity in the ways we live and work. That’s what our Be.Think.Play.Live. culture is all about.

Our Maintenance Technicians are a key part of each community’s success. They are our repair experts who provide the technical know-how behind each apartment community. From HVAC to plumbing to a fresh coat of paint, Maintenance Technicians have a hand in every apartment and every resident’s satisfaction. Maintenance Technicians are personable, technically skilled individuals with a keen eye for detail, an ability to learn new skills quickly, a curiosity for how things work, and a passion for working with their hands.

As a Maintenance Technician, you will work with one of our top property management teams to provide exceptional service to residents. Each day will be unique, requiring a diverse set of skills. You will collaborate with team members to assess and respond to maintenance issues, develop a rapport with residents by being both knowledgeable and friendly, and inspire trust by caring for our community and making our apartments feel like home.


A Maintenance Whiz. You have a solid understanding of general maintenance and are quick to learn new skills.
A Clear Communicator. You help residents and teammates understand the timeline and process for repairs.
A Team Player.  You are united with teammates in delivering the best experience to residents.
Proactive.  You act like an owner, performing regular maintenance to avoid emergencies.
Personable.  You are respectful, pleasant to be around, and enjoy engaging with others.
Levelheaded.  You keep your cool during maintenance emergencies and quickly find solutions.
Motivated.  You invest extra energy to reach your goals.
Solution-Oriented.  You follow through on commitments, letting residents know they matter.
Organized. You are flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities and interactions with residents and teammates smoothly.


Repair and enhance our community.  You’ll be responsible for repairing and maintaining all plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, and painting needs of the community.  On-the-job training will be provided as needed.
Build rapport with residents. You’ll make positive connections with residents by offering a smile and a greeting when you see them and chatting as you make repairs in their homes.
Respond to service requests. You’ll launch into action when maintenance issues arise, collaborating with teammates and prioritizing service requests to earn trust and build resident satisfaction.
Know the make-ready schedule. You’ll monitor apartment vacancies daily and initiate the turnover process with painting, cleaning and repairing.
Tend to preventive maintenance. You’ll safeguard equipment with regular tune-ups, helping equipment last longer and minimizing costly repairs.
Notice the details. You’ll walk the property daily, inspecting all areas for cleanliness and safety, and helping to maintain great curb appeal.


1+ years of hands-on general maintenance experience
Availability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
Rotating on-call responsibility for after-hours emergencies
Valid driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation


High school diploma or equivalent
Trade school and/or military training or industry designation (CAMT or CAMT II)
HVAC Experience
EPA Certification (Type I & II or Universal)


We recognize everyone has different needs outside of work. That’s why, in addition to a competitive benefits package (medical, dental, vision and paid time off), 401(k) match, discounted stock options, 35-40% rent discount, we offer many unique options to employees, like adoption benefits and paid time off for community service projects.

About the Company

Equity Residential
Creating communities where people thrive.

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of high-quality rental apartment properties and we were one of the first real estate firms included in the S&P 500.

At Equity Residential, our Purpose is Creating Communities Where People Thrive. Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Total Wellbeing are key drivers in our commitment to creating the best apartment communities for people to live, work, and play.

Our portfolio of approximately 78,000 apartments in Boston, New York, Washington D.C, Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver is focused in urban and high-density suburban locations.

Our employees — about 2,600 strong — are really good at what they do, work hard and enjoy the ride, appreciate the community at large and value the contributions of others. At Equity, we take pride in providing a culture where employees can be themselves and be heard and where our residents Live Remarkably.