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Working As A General Maintenance Mechanic

  • 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 General Maintenance Mechanic Do At Bae Systems

* Must have the ability to read and follow blueprints for the job, and use a variety of tools and measuring devices such as saws, drills, grinders, jackhammers etc.
* The selected candidate shall have a skill set focused on carpentry, framing and capable of hanging and finishing drywall.
* Erects and secures staging, hoists and rigging in compliance with codes and safety practices.
* Fabricates and installs hangers, brackets and other securing devices to secure equipment as necessary.
* Shims and balances equipment as necessary.
* Uses welding, cutting and other equipment as required.
* Performs a variety of complex masonry work required to maintain or extend building use.
* Schedules and plans fertilizing, mowing, pruning and other related ground maintenance activities.
* Oversees the installation and movement of a variety of light, medium and heavy equipment using special tools and equipment such as staging, hoists and rigging.
* Works from blueprints, equipment drawings and schematics, manufacturers' specifications and literature.
* Plans complex jobs, selects materials and equipment for proper completion.
* Ensures that the performance of these activities are well documented.
* Collects, sorts and stores hazardous waste material in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
* May be required to clean and service equipment that may contain hazardous substances and to participate in the sorting and accumulation of hazardous waste materials in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
* Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
* Preferred Skills and Education
* Requires a High School or Trade School diploma or its equivalent and at least five (5) years of general construction and maintenance experience.
* Both introductory and continued training in cleaning and servicing equipment that may contain hazardous substances and in the handling, documentation and movement of the hazardous waste will be required.
* This training will be provided by IEWS, and documentation will be maintained in the Corporate Environmental Affairs Office

What Does A General Maintenance Mechanic Do At Siemens

* Disassemble and assemble, clean, adjust, drain, charge, repair, and lubricate utility equipment in the utility buildings and other areas of the complex such as the pumps, compressors, blowers, refrigerators, and all HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) applications.
* Perform preventative maintenance on all exterior condensers and related HVAC equipment.
* Repair minor refractory linings in boilers, repair refrigerant valves, change filters and filter media in HVAC related equipment.
* Install, repair and maintain insulation on piping, vessels, and equipment.
* Service personal gas masks
* Use hand tools, commonly required to install and repair thermal insulation.
* Utilize test equipment to operate, adjust, and maintain all HVACequipment.
* Operate steam boilers, check water chemistry, adjust boilers, and make appropriate repairs.
* Operate RO/DI water treatment equipment and maintain and repair
* Install machinery and equipment using equipment and tools such as hoists, lifting equipment, hand tools and power tools.
* Dismantle and move machinery and or equipment using the aforementioned items.
* Operate forklifts and other power driven equipment as required.
* Work with materials necessary to fabricate, install, erect and repair metal guards and equipment
* Operate the Johnson Controls and Apogee systems and respond to local alarms in an appropriate time frame.
* Perform all GMM functions when needed. “Plumbing / light welding, brazing, etc.”
* Work from blue prints, drawings, schematics repair and operating instruction manuals, Perform other craft work when such work is either incidental to the primary assignment or such work is deminimus and would require the company to send another employee to the area to complete the work

What Does A General Maintenance Mechanic Do At Owens Corning

* Strictly adhere to all plant safety practices, codes, procedures, and programs.
* Communicate with other plant personnel to identify, diagnose, and repair equipment problems and process upsets.
* Possess working knowledge of the Maintenance Work Order System.
* Complete work as instructed in Work Orders, obtain assistance as needed.
* Complete the paperwork and computer notations associated with Work Orders, PMs, Parts Requisitions, Scheduling, and other maintenance processes.
* Identify required parts and supplies and utilize the ordering process to obtain them.
* Rebuild complex mechanical equipment such as valves, pumps, fiberizers, etc.
* Perform complex rebuilds of and modify all plant systems and individual equipment.
* Perform welding and basic pipefitting as well as hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting and repairs.
* Perform complex electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
* Read and interpret complex electrical schematics.
* Participate in and completes special projects as assigned

What Does A General Maintenance Mechanic Do At Crockett Facilities Services, Inc.

* Performs quality maintenance support of the facility, utilities, and equipment in support of the assigned building(s)
* Performs all tasks in compliance with company policies in a safe manner.
* Repairs, maintains, and installs machinery and mechanical equipment in accordance with diagrams, manuals, and manufacturers specifications.
* Includes, but not limited to, pumps, fans, motors, valves, piping, controls, dampers, etc.
* Performs preventive maintenance as directed by engineers and Chief Engineer.
* Answers trouble calls throughout the facility
* Maintains tools, equipment, and supplies to maintain an orderly work area.
* Trains new and less experienced maintenance workers.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A General Maintenance Mechanic Do At Us Foods

* Perform necessary repairs and maintenance to production equipment (i.e. multivac, wrapping, packaging machines) to insure that adequate machinery is available for operations.
* Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical malfunctions to minimize equipment downtime.
* Mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production equipment
* Review any equipment reports submitted by associates, record actions/repairs taken, and maintains a repair log per USF policy.
* Complete preventative maintenance on equipment, conveyor systems and production machines following diagrams, sketches and manufactures operator’s manuals.
* Maintain PM log with proper documentation, per USF policy
* Comply with all USF and government guidelines regarding safety when working on equipment (i.e. Lock Out/Tag Out, placarding and required documentation, safe work environment, etc.)
* Responsible for company tools and maintenance equipment used in performance of job duties, including inventory maintenance, safe operation, proper storage, and security of tool area.
* If authorized, may purchase tools and other equipment needs from local vendors to perform required duties.
* EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

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How To Become A General Maintenance Mechanic

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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General Maintenance Mechanic Career Paths

General Maintenance Mechanic
Forklift Operator Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Operator Foreman
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Operations Manager Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Welder Fitter Foreman
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Mechanic
Lead Mechanic
7 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Technician Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Account Manager Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Senior Maintenance Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Electrician Foreman
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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General Maintenance Mechanic Demographics


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  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Igbo

  • Norwegian

  • Tagalog

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Real General Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
General Maintenance Marco Island Acquistion, LLC DBA Allards of Marco Marco Island, FL Sep 26, 2012 $33,675
General Maintenance Surry Stables, Inc. Plantation, FL Jun 13, 2011 $25,357
General Maintenance Surrey Stables Plantation, FL Oct 10, 2008 $25,357
General Maintenance Ayuso Home Restoration Inc. Oakland Park, FL Jun 18, 2008 $25,357

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Top Skills for A General Maintenance Mechanic


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Top General Maintenance Mechanic Skills

  1. Safety Regulations
  2. Routine Preventive Maintenance
  3. Hvac
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Followed established job site safety regulations and maintained a safe and clean work area.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Plant Operator/Welder I am EPA certified and maintained all aspects of HVAC systems on all buildings.
  • Managed minor plumbing, drywall repairs and painting, as well as exterior repairs and painting as needed.
  • Clean and perform Routine Servicing on Boilers, Cooling Towers, Chillers, Medical Air/Vacuum, Air compressors and pumps.

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