Maintenance and Repair Workers
What General Maintenance and Repair Workers Do General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems, among other tasks.
General maintenance and repair workers often carry out many
different tasks in a single day. They could work at any number of indoor or
outdoor locations. They may work inside a single building, such as a hotel or
hospital, or be responsible for the maintenance of many buildings, such as
those in an apartment complex or on a college campus.
How to Become a General Maintenance and Repair Worker
Jobs in this occupation typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job for several years. They start out performing simple tasks while watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.
The median annual wage for general maintenance and repair workers was $37,670 in May 2017.Job Outlook
Employment of general maintenance and repair workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment may rise as increasing home prices and sales drive demand for remodeling and maintenance work.