• General Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.

    What do they typically do

    • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools like hammers, saws, and drills, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments
    • Troubleshoot and fix faulty electrical switches
    • Inspect and diagnose problems and figure out the best way to correct them
    • Do routine preventive maintenance to make sure that machines continue to run smoothly
    • Assemble and set up machinery or equipment
    • Plan repair work using blueprints or diagrams
    • Do general cleaning and upkeep of buildings and properties
    • Order supplies from catalogs and storerooms

    Number of Jobs

    Average Annual
    Job Growth +0.9%
    Job Opening 4,859

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Associated Programs or Majors
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