March 11, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI. - McKinley Companies, one of the nation’s largest residential real estate development companies, is launching its third annual Maintenance Apprentice Program. This apprenticeship hires and trains building maintenance professionals for full-time employment at the apartment communities throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.


Applicants are currently being interviewed to fill the openings in this paid Maintenance Apprenticeship Program that begins on Monday, April 20, 2020. This year’s specialized training program was designed in-house by one of McKinley’s facility directors and will be instructed by our experienced Maintenance Supervisors on-site at one of McKinley’s communities.


Those selected to join the program will transition into a full-time maintenance tech role with McKinley upon successful completion of their training. The starting wage for the positions is $13.50 per hour, plus a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance, paid time-off and paid holidays. 


“I am excited to continue our maintenance apprenticeship program, this year adding even more hands-on training from our infield experts that will help ensure success in our newly hired maintenance technicians.” said Will Epps, Vice President of Operations at McKinley. “This program continues to allow us to give back and be involved in our local community by providing education and a career path in a fun and challenging work environment.”


Anyone who is interested in joining the program should attend one of two informational sessions at the Glencoe Hills Apartments clubhouse, located at 2201 Glencoe Hills Drive in Ann Arbor.  These information sessions will be held on March 24th at 10 am and March 26th at 3 pm.


Each session will cover “A Day in the Life of a Building Maintenance Professional,” including a video presentation, open dialogue with industry experts, previous maintenance apprentices and details on compensation and benefits.


The program includes 80 hours of instructor-led and hands on training that will focus on appliance repair, drywall installation and patching, basic plumbing and electrical repair, pool maintenance and painting.


Any interested candidate:

  • Must be 18 years old or able to obtain a work permit.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Does not use drugs and must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have good fine motor skills, like using hand/power tools and have the willingness to learn on the job.
  • Must enjoy providing excellent customer service for community members.


For more information or to ask questions about the Maintenance Apprenticeship Program please call 734-274-6326 or drop in one of the information sessions at Glencoe Hills on March 24th at 10 am or March 26th at 3 pm.

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