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.

Fast Facts
Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $15.09/hr
Median: $18.37/hr
Experienced: $23.61/hr

Current Employment
3,717 (2018)

Projected Employment
3,784 (2029)

Growth for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)

Industries Employing Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals39310.6%2.5%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1744.7%1.9%
Religious Organizers1504%3.4%
Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings1474%14.9%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (State Government)1363.7%2.7%

Occupational Tasks

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.