Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

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.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $27,410.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,901
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.86 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Paint surfaces such as walls
Assemble equipment or components
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Reassemble equipment after repair
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Perform basic plumbing
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Weld metal structures
Connect electrical components or equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Cut construction material

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Level machines, equipment, or structures
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Complete routine building maintenance
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Data Management
Occupational Health and Safety
Supervisory Skills
Equipment Repair
Property Management



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