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.
Median Annual Wage: $36,170
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (37%); Post-secondary certificate (30%); Less than high school diploma (15%)
Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)
Related Job Titles: Equipment Engineering Technician; Maintenance Technician; Maintenance Supervisor; Facilities Manager; Maintenance Worker; Maintenance Mechanic; Maintenance Engineer; Building Maintenance Mechanic; Building Mechanic; Maintenance Man
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.
Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams.
Perform general cleaning duties of buildings or properties.
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.
Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.