Maintenance and Repair Workers, General :

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.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $38,270.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 37,238
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.27 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install generating plant equipment
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install pest control devices and equipment
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Adjust mechanical equipment
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Adjust measuring or control devices
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Align equipment or machinery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Weld metal parts and components
Spot/tack weld materials
Braze metal parts or components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Weld metal structures
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Assemble equipment or components
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up welding equipment
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Paint surfaces such as walls
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Perform basic plumbing
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Shape construction materials such as wood
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Connect electrical components or equipment
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Cut construction material
Perform basic carpentry
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Tend boilers or related equipment
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Complete routine building maintenance
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair mechanical timing devices
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair mechanical controls
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Replace door springs, cables, or related components
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Maintain small engines

Performing General Physical Activities

Perform structural repair or assembly work
Install insulating materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Join wood or other construction materials
Fit construction materials such as wood
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Assemble structural components
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install prefabricated building components
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Erect scaffold on work site
Clean materials to prepare them for production
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Programming
Occupational Health and Safety
Schematic Diagrams
Electrical Systems
Supervisory Skills
Hydraulics
Property Management



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