Maintenance and Repair Workers, General


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.2% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Do

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 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General May Have

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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Generator Mechanic ,


Having all the parts needed to complete a job & get a broken generator up & running in a timely manner.

Maintenance Manager ,

Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.

I oversee the daily operations of the Power, Chassis and Crane Shops which consist of 23 mechanics. The Power Shop maintains all the equipment which is powered by an engine or a battery. The Chassis Shop maintains all the chassis in our fleet as well as refrigerated containers. Chassis are what intermodal containers are mounted on. Our Crane Shop maintains 3 gantry crane on our terminal

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

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

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