Maintenance Technician

What do they do?

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. 

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Rading Comprehension

Technical Skills

  • Repairing
  • Equipment Maintenance 

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service Orientation

 Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Material Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $30,000-$50,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — High school degree; Master-levle — High school degree, several years of related work experience
  • Possible career path: Entry-Level Maintenance Technician > Master Technician

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