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Working As A Maintenance Assistant

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $37,864

    Average Salary

What Does A Maintenance Assistant 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.
* Install, maintain, test, inspect and repair generating station equipment such as, boilers, turbines, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, vessels and a variety of ancillary equipment.
* Determine causes for major mechanical troubles of equipment and make- or recommend- repairs and corrections.
* Perform preventative and corrective maintenance procedures on mechanical equipment including PdM activities.
* Make welds on vessels, valves, turbines, piping, chutes, etc.
* Replace packing in pumps and valves, bearings, shaft seals, sleeves, seats and other miscellaneous parts used in plant equipment.
* Uses gas and/or arc welding equipment to perform mechanical repairs and fabricate plant equipment.
* Perform basic machining operations.
* Clean pipes and perform other plumbing and pipe fitting tasks.
* Sets up rigging for installing/removing equipment.
* Specify and/or order proper materials for job completion.
* Complete required records for work performed.
* Perform routine cleaning of work area.
* Remove and replace insulation materials on pumps, heaters, tanks, turbines, lines, valves, etc.
* Assist in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel

What Does A Maintenance Assistant Do At Genesis Healthcare

* Maintains buildings and other related tasks in a clean, safe and orderly condition.
* Maintains, alters and repairs basic building functions of facilities as directed.
* Maintain all tools and equipment in a clean, safe and orderly condition.
* Maintains, alters and repairs such things as windows, flooring, walls, ceilings, electrical equipment, sprinkler equipment, generators, emergency lighting, interior and exterior building lighting, fire alarm, extinguishers, security systems, calibrate and reprogram thermostats, change filters and perform preventative maintenance on HVACR equipment, building plumbing systems, carries, lifts and stock supplies.
* Estimates costs and solicits bids for maintenance and capital projects.
* Coordinates maintenance repairs and capital projects with others.
* Maintain work logs as required.
* Performs all other duties as assigned.
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What Does A Maintenance Assistant Do At Ecumen

* Performs regular preventative maintenance and repairs as required throughout property.
* Assists Environmental Leadership Team to ensure facility is in compliance with all appropriate regulations including local, state and federal laws.
* Responds appropriately to fire/disasters; understands procedures for shutting off equipment and securing building as necessary to reduce hazards.
* Assists residents and staff with moving of furniture and other heavy items throughout the facility.
* Partners effectively with others in a demanding and changing environment, supports all employees within the community as directed by the leadership team.
* Maintains a clean sanitary work area, complies with state and federal rules and regulations, and follows established policies, procedures and practices of the facility.
* Maintenance Assistant

What Does A Maintenance Assistant Do At Equity Lifestyle Properties

* Report any maintenance concerns for repairs to the Resort Manager
* Assist Resort Manager with special maintenance projects as necessary
* Assist in maintaining grounds and common areas and keeping them free from trash and debris
* May assist in monitoring and/or controlling maintenance inventory and/or supplies
* Move heavy objects as requested
* Work closely with management and the maintenance engineer in developing an integral team at the property site
* Maintain open communication with Resort Manager and Staff
* Remain professional in attitude at all times
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Maintenance Assistant Do At Sherman Associates, Inc.

* Facilities Maintenance
* General maintenance and upkeep responsibilities including minor plumbing, electrical, HVAC, light carpentry, painting and landscaping.
* Responds to open work orders and resolves resident/tenant requests within 24 hours.
* Prepare and turn vacated apartment units within a 24-hour period (5 days if not immediate).
* Assists in scheduling and completing preventive maintenance for buildings and building equipment.
* Hands-on work of all building repairs, preventative maintenance and general upkeep of the facility with special attention to more involved operations or projects.
* Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
* Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
* Walks property at regular intervals (daily) to ensure resident/tenant property rules are being followed and that the property is clean and orderly and in good maintenance condition.
* Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
* Works on the last day and first day of each month until responsibilities completed; some overtime may be required.
* Evening and weekend on-call rotations as required.
* Assists in maintaining sufficient maintenance supply stock.
* Assists in contracting all outside vendors and taking bids for special projects or extensive maintenance.
* Maintains exterior grounds and interior common areas in quality, presentable condition.
* Maintains customer service and excellent relations with residents, tenants, vendors and other external or internal organizations.
* Other tasks & duties as assigned based on business need; Evening and weekend on-call rotations as required.
* Caretaking
* Maintains exterior grounds and interior common areas in quality, presentable condition.
* This will include but is not limited to the following:
* Picks up trash and keep common areas neat.
* Sweeps walks and curbs.
* Waters lawn, trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds.
* Shovels walks, sand or salt icy areas.
* Performs year-round grounds maintenance, including snow and ice removal

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How To Become A Maintenance Assistant

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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Maintenance Assistant Career Paths

Maintenance Assistant
Maintenance Worker Hvac Technician Building Maintenance Technician
Building Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor Facilities Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Electrician Foreman
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Mechanic
Lead Mechanic
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Installation Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Lead Person
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Technician Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Custodian Technician Mechanical Technician
Mechanics Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Director Operations Director Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Associate Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Field Technician Maintenance Technician
Senior Maintenance Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Operator Foreman
9 Yearsyrs
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Maintenance Assistant Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Korean

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Swahili

  • Chinese

  • Telugu

  • Greek

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

  • Tagalog

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Tamil

  • Thai

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Real Maintenance Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Maintenance Assistant Maverick Tube Corporation Blytheville, AR Mar 09, 2015 $85,652
Maintenance Assistant Maverick Tube Corporation Conroe, TX Aug 15, 2013 $80,829
Pool Maintenance Assistant Master Touch Pool Services, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Oct 27, 2016 $63,606
Pool Maintenance Assistant Master Touch Pool Services, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Aug 30, 2016 $63,606
Maintenance Assistant JBS Packing Company, Inc. Port Arthur, TX Aug 26, 2016 $45,989
Maintenance Assistant JBS Packing Company, Inc. Port Arthur, TX Jul 09, 2015 $45,989

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Top Skills for A Maintenance Assistant


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Top Maintenance Assistant Skills

  1. Facility Maintenance
  2. Safe Environment
  3. Hvac
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted Accounting department in billing for all facility maintenance jobs.
  • Work with and remove material and maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Inspect repairs and services HVAC and environmental control systems or oversees the work of contractors.
  • Maintained the facility and assisted with general upkeep and processes
  • Maintain and repair equipment Perform routine Preventive Maintenance General Cleaning and Upkeep Troubleshoot and fix facility Problems

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