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Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Go Back to List
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.
 Technology used in this occupation:
 
  • Operating system software
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  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
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  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
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  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
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  • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.
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  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
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  • Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams.
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  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
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  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
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  • Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
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  • Align and balance new equipment after installation.
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  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
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  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
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  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Related Experience:   Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $53,465.00 $25.70  $17.39  $18.92 - $30.49 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $56,108.00 $26.98  $18.17  $20.12 - $31.41 
    Danbury $53,735.00 $25.84  $17.03  $18.93 - $30.39 
    Hartford $52,564.00 $25.28  $17.28  $18.90 - $30.00 
    New Haven $53,217.00 $25.59  $17.37  $18.88 - $30.60 
    New London/Norwich $53,289.00 $25.62  $17.03  $18.63 - $30.31 
    Waterbury $49,569.00 $23.84  $16.85  $18.71 - $28.57 
    Torrington $48,408.00 $23.28  $16.44  $18.00 - $27.90 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   1131
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
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