Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

Facilities Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician

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Aerospace Ground Equipment; Aircraft Armament Systems Journeyman; Aircrew Egress Systems Apprentice; Biomedical Equipment Apprentice; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, C-135/25 AF Systems/Carry-on EW; Heavy Repair Superintendent; Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-52; Structural Journeyman
AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Ammunition Specialist; Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer; Biomedical Equipment Specialist; Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer; Marine Engineering Officer; Petroleum Supply Specialist; STRYKER Systems Maintainer; Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer; UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
Aviation Maintenance Technician; Avionics Electrical Technician; Damage Controlman; Diver; Fireman; Gunner's Mate; Machinery Technician; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Material Maintenance Specialty; Naval Engineering Specialty
Air Traffic Control Communications Technician; Artillery Systems Technician; Bulk Fuel Specialist; Field Artillery Cannoneer; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F/A-18; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8; Flight Equipment Technician; Maintenance Management Specialist; Precision Weapons Repairer/Technician
5"/54 Caliber Gun System MK 45 Mod 1 and 2 Maintenanceman; Auxiliary Systems Technician; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Diesel Engine Systems Maintainer; General Dynamics (GD) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Core Crew Mission Specialist; Lockheed Martin (LM) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Core Crew Mission Specialist; Mineman; Outboard Engine Maintenance Technician; Squadron Ordnance Technician; Surface Ship Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator - Engineering Laboratory Technician
Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, All Other; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-15; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, A10; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-52/B-2; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35; Munitions Systems; Munitions Systems Helper; Nuclear Weapons Apprentice
What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • building and construction

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Independence
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software

  • Apple macOS Hot Technology
  • Linux Hot Technology

Video creation and editing software

  • Loom
  • YouTube

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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