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Working As A Field Maintenance Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Maintenance Technician Do At National Oilwell Varco

* Conduct routine maintenance on rig owned Brandt Solids Control Equipment on location when directed by the Field Maintenance Coordinator.
* Train rig crews and WSS personnel in the proper operation and maintenance of installed Solids Control Equipment to maximize efficiency.
* Conduct parts inventory while on rig location and help maintain inventory for rig crew as per the maintenance contract.
* Conduct commissions on new Brandt Solids Control Equipment to include operational testing and parts inventory.
* Conduct surveys and assessment inspections of land drilling rigs, for project planning and equipment design and installation.
* Support customers and other business units with Solids Control Equipment testing for new processes and or new product development.
* Provide detailed written reports to customers and management for all commissions, maintenance and training conducted while on rig location.
* Assist the Tech Service Department and the Refurb Department when directed by the Field Maintenance Coordinator

What Does A Field Maintenance Technician Do At Redflex Traffic Systems

* Ensure proactive routine maintenance deadlines are met while keeping active equipment above contractual requirements.
* Work closely with the Helpdesk personnel to identify and resolve customer related issues resulting from equipment deficiencies.
* Work closely with Maintenance Field Supervisor and Customer Service representatives to keep service levels high.
* Perform daily checks of enforcement systems to confirm operations and monitor all systems as equipment dictates.
* Perform video survey as required for new business development.
* Monitor and document the timely completion of preventative maintenance program, work with field supervisors to adapt procedures to match equipment demands as technology evolves.
* Provide installation support for new approach builds.
* Any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned.
* Requirements
* The position requires an Associates Degree or Technical Institute certificate in a technical field (engineering or computer science) or related work experience.
* Experience in digital photography, network installation and computer technology is required.
* Candidate must possess strong PC repair and diagnostic abilities A+ and N
* Certification is a plus.
* Ability to work outside with minimal supervision required.
* Reliable transportation required and
* Travel required.
* Candidate must live in the Northern Virginia area.

What Does A Field Maintenance Technician Do At NRG Energy, Inc.

* Recognizes safety hazards and follows safety guidelines for personal protection, protection of fellow workers and the protection of the public.
* Knowledgeable of environmental rules and regulations, and effectively apply them to all work situations.
* Install, calibrate, test, troubleshoot and maintain, Computers, Remote I/O, Cameras, Weather Instrumentation and control systems on plant auxiliary equipment.
* In shop location includes performing bench work and component troubleshooting.
* Test and locate faults on control and power circuits; potential and current transformers; and similar devices on AC and DC circuits.
* Perform corrective maintenance as directed and/or required
* Reads, and interprets electric generating plants P&ID s and CWD s to locate, identify, troubleshoot, and repair plant systems, etc.
* Uses test equipment (oscilloscopes, multi-meters) and hand tools (i.e. drills, screwdrivers) as necessary to troubleshoot and maintain devices and systems for the power plant.
* Completes all written and electronic records (i.e. work orders, fault tracking/historian, time cards, material requests) required to document the work in progress and as it is completed.
* Continually updates knowledge of plant systems and instrumentation.
* Makes decisions about how best to repair equipment and what resources (tools, time equipment) will be needed.
* Work with solar field control system to interpret faulty components, provide historical trending, move components in and out of maintenance and return to service

What Does A Field Maintenance Technician Do At Maverik

* Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment
* Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate
* Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment
* Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices
* Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary
* Dismantle devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools
* Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures
* Maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in food service
* Perform general cleaning of buildings or properties
* Test and treat water supply
* Additional responsibilities as assigned

What Does A Field Maintenance Technician Do At U-Haul

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* Perform duties including plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, and repair or maintenance of central heating and air conditioning systems
* Responsible for all routine roof and signage inspections
* Maintain basic landscaping and maintenance of grounds

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How To Become A Field Maintenance Technician

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.


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.


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.


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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Field Maintenance Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • Uzbek

  • Ukrainian

  • Turkish

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Top Field Maintenance Technician Skills

  1. Preventative Maintenance
  2. Baseball/Softball Fields
  3. Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed preventative maintenance, troubleshooting or diagnosing service problems and repairs as needed.
  • Drag, rake, chalk, prepare, and maintain 8 baseball/softball fields to make presentable facilities for games.
  • Mowed and trimmed infields, outfields and around facility.
  • Field Maintenance Technician, Superior Well Services - Jane Lew, WV Provided outstanding customer service.
  • Operate bucket loader and dump truck to move top soil for athletic fields and wood chips for playground.

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