Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

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. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $38,270.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 36,856
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.32 %

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Handling and Moving Objects

Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install generating plant equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install pest control devices and equipment
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust measuring or control devices
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Weld metal parts and components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal structures
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Reassemble equipment after repair
Set-up welding equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Perform basic plumbing
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Paint surfaces such as walls
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Shape construction materials such as wood
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Connect electrical components or equipment
Perform basic carpentry
Cut construction material
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Complete routine building maintenance
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Tend boilers or related equipment
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair mechanical controls
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Replace door springs, cables, or related components
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Maintain small engines

Performing General Physical Activities

Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install insulating materials
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install prefabricated building components
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Assemble structural components
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Erect scaffold on work site
Clean materials to prepare them for production
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection

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