IS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORK RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Mechanically inclined?
  • An active listener?
  • Critical thinker?
  • A good problem solver?
  • Coordinated?
  • Are you a good reader?
Job Description:

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

Tasks:

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • 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.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  • Order parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers.

WorkKeys Occupational Profile Median Scores

Applied Mathematics - Level 4
Reading For Information - Level 4
Locating Information - Level 4
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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $9.29
  • Median                           $16.22
  • Experienced                   $23.87

Annual Openings                   84

2021 Projected Employment 3,500

Average Education Level      High School Diploma/GED

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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