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Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

Also called: Facilities Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: Aviation Maintenance Technician; Avionics Electrical Technician; Damage Controlman; Diver; Electrician's Mate; Gunner's Mate; Machinery Technician

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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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • 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

Personality

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

Technology

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 Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$40,850
$26,130
$65,590
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