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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  • 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.

Basic Skills
Critical Thinking
Reading Comprehension
Monitoring

Technical Skills
Repairing
Equipment Maintenance

Social Skills
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Coordination

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

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

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