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Working As An Engineer Apprentice

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $41,823

    Average Salary

What Does An Engineer Apprentice 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.

Duties

General maintenance and repair workers typically do the following:

  • Maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings
  • Fix or replace faulty electrical switches, outlets, and circuit breakers
  • Inspect and diagnose problems and figure out the best way to correct them
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly
  • Assemble and set up machinery or equipment
  • Plan repair work using blueprints or diagrams
  • Do general cleaning and upkeep of buildings and properties
  • Order supplies from catalogs and storerooms
  • Meet with clients to estimate repairs and costs
  • Keep detailed records of their work

General maintenance and repair workers are hired for maintenance and repair tasks that are not complex enough to need the specialized training of a licensed tradesperson, such as a plumber or electrician.

These workers are also responsible for recognizing when a job is above their skill level and requires the expertise of an electrician; a carpenter; a heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanic or installer; or a plumber, pipefitter, or steamfitter.

General maintenance and repair workers may fix plaster or drywall. They may fix or paint roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, and other parts of buildings.

They also maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories.

General maintenance and repair workers get supplies and repair parts from distributors or storerooms to fix problems. They use common hand and power tools, such as screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers to fix, replace, or repair equipment and parts of buildings.

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How To Become An Engineer Apprentice

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.

Education

Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.

Training

General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.

Advancement

Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Engineer Apprentice Career Paths

Engineer Apprentice
Building Engineer Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Engineer Architect Assistant Project Manager
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Building Engineer Chief Engineer Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Engineering Manager Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Operations Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Stationary Engineer Chief Engineer
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Operations Manager Property Manager
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Engineer Lead Technician Field Supervisor
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Journeyman Journeyman Electrician Maintenance Technician
Lead Mechanic
7 Yearsyrs
Journeyman Foreman Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Stationary Engineer Building Engineer Chief Engineer
Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineer Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Engineer Facilities Manager Service Manager
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Chief Engineer Project Manager Construction Manager
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer General Manager Maintenance Technician
Senior Maintenance Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Field Engineer Assistant Superintendent
Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
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Engineer Apprentice Demographics

Gender

Male

81.7%

Female

16.1%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

73.7%

Hispanic or Latino

12.1%

Asian

11.0%

Unknown

2.7%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

German

5.6%

French

5.6%

Carrier

5.6%

Hindi

5.6%

Portuguese

2.8%

Chinese

2.8%

Marathi

2.8%

Amharic

2.8%

Malayalam

2.8%

Mandarin

2.8%

Urdu

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%

Tamil

2.8%

Italian

2.8%
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Engineer Apprentice Education

Schools

Triton College

12.3%

Community College of the Air Force

9.6%

Kennesaw State University

5.5%

University of Alabama at Huntsville

5.5%

University of Kansas

5.5%

Moraine Valley Community College

4.1%

Bowie State University

4.1%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

4.1%

Texas State Technical College - Waco

4.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.1%

Saint Louis University-

4.1%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.1%

Delgado Community College

4.1%

Houston Community College

4.1%

Universal Technical Institute

4.1%

University of Southern Mississippi

4.1%

George Washington University

4.1%

Lawrence Technological University

4.1%

West Virginia University

4.1%

Northeastern University

4.1%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

16.8%

Electrical Engineering

12.8%

Business

11.3%

Engineering

10.2%

Computer Science

6.6%

Heating And Air Conditioning

4.7%

Industrial Engineering

4.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.6%

Management

3.6%

Civil Engineering

3.6%

Industrial Technology

2.9%

Computer Engineering

2.9%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.6%

Information Technology

2.6%

Education

2.2%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

Psychology

1.8%

Chemical Engineering

1.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.1%

Other

31.0%

Masters

12.3%

Associate

7.5%

Certificate

5.5%

Diploma

2.0%

Doctorate

0.7%
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Top Skills for An Engineer Apprentice

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Top Engineer Apprentice Skills

  1. Preventive Maintenance
  2. Hvac
  3. Occupational Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in ongoing preventive maintenance program in conjunction with other engineering and maintenance staff.
  • Performed periodic PM on pumps, HVAC, plumbing, air compressors and cooling towers.
  • Compiled Occupational Safety and Health Workplace Survey results for supervisors and commanders.
  • Worked extensively with York and Carrier 300 ton chillers.
  • Assisted Chief Engineer and Facilities Manager in the daily duties of operating and maintaining these commercial spaces throughout my apprenticeship program.

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