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Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers

Also called: Maintenance Aide, Maintenance Helper, Mechanic Helper, Technician's Helper

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Tend and observe equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
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
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Atlas Construction Business Forms
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • HVAC tools software
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$30,530
$20,790
$48,200

Green Green jobs will increase the demand for this type of work.

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