Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

Median Annual Wage: $25,390

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (51%); Less than high school diploma (28%); Post-secondary certificate (19%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Maintenance Technician; Helper; Maintenance Mechanic; Building Equipment Operator (BEO); Trades Helper; Maintenance Helper; General Maintenance Mechanic; Well Tender; Facilities Maintenance Technician; Mechanic Helper

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Disassemble broken or defective equipment to facilitate repair and reassemble equipment when repairs are complete.
  • Install or replace machinery, equipment, and new or replacement parts and instruments, using hand or power tools.
  • Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair tools, equipment, and machines, and assist more skilled workers with similar tasks.
  • Position vehicles, machinery, equipment, physical structures, and other objects for assembly or installation, using hand tools, power tools, and moving equipment.
  • Hold or supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.
  • Adjust, connect, or disconnect wiring, piping, tubing, and other parts, using hand or power tools.
  • Clean or lubricate vehicles, machinery, equipment, instruments, tools, work areas, and other objects, using hand tools, power tools, and cleaning equipment.
  • Assemble and maintain physical structures, using hand or power tools.
  • Tend and observe equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.
  • Apply protective materials to equipment, components, and parts to prevent defects and corrosion.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.

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