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Occupation

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.

Also known as

Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Supervisor, Equipment Engineering Technician, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Building Mechanic, Maintenance Man, Building Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Engineer, Facilities Manager

Education

The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
High school diploma or equivalent

Demand

Minnesota

Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 3.9%
10-Year Openings 27,259

Wages

People in this occupation tend to earn between $17.48 to $26.97 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.

Licensing Information

No licenses found for this occupation.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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