MAINTENANCE & REPAIR WORKER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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

OTHER JOB TITLES

Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician, Facilities Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Journeyman, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Specialist, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker

JOB TASKS

  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.

  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.

  • 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.

  • Order parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $23.49/hr. $48,850 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Average (3% to 4%)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 139,400

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School Diploma/Equivalent, Technical Training/ Training in Vocational Schools, Related on-the-job experience

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