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Maintenance and Repair Workers

Also Known as: Maintenance Technician, Repair Services Technician, Maintenance Specialist, Maintenance Assistant, Maintenance Associate

In-Demand Job

Average Earnings Over Time

$13/hr

$19/hr

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Salaries may vary per region

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Repairing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  • Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
  • Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
  • Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
  • Order parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers.
  • Perform general cleaning duties of buildings or properties.

Top Education for this Job

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language

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