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Working As A Maintenance Helper

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $27,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Maintenance Helper 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 A Maintenance Helper

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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Maintenance Helper Career Paths

Maintenance Helper
Maintenance Technician Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Foreman Superintendent
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Electrician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Foreman Superintendent
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Worker Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Worker Mechanic Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Worker Electrician Project Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Electrician Maintenance Supervisor
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Specialist Operation Supervisor
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Carpenter Carpenter Foreman
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Service Technician Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Service Technician Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Engineer Construction Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Welder Service Technician Hvac Technician
Maintenance Technician Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Welder Shop Foreman Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Welder Installation Technician Hvac Technician
Maintenance Lead Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Mail Clerk Environmental Services Supervisor
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Maintenance Person 3.0 years
Maintenance Worker 2.4 years
Maintenance Helper 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Maintenance Helper
Cashier 10.4%
Helper 6.6%
Cook 5.7%
Driver 4.7%
Custodian 3.9%
Welder 3.7%
Janitor 3.5%
Stocker 3.2%
Top Careers After Maintenance Helper
Cashier 7.6%
Driver 5.5%
Welder 4.8%
Helper 4.6%
Technician 4.5%
Operator 4.0%
Cook 3.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
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$23,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Americold
Highest Paying City
Yuba City, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a Maintenance Helper make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Maintenance Helper in the United States is $27,614 per year or $13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $32,000.

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Real Maintenance Helper Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Repair and Maintenance Helper Premier Enterprises Inc. Apr 25, 2016 $31,535
Maintenance Helpers Louisiana Sugar Cane Cooperative, Inc. (Lasuca) Apr 15, 2016 $29,740
Helpers-Maintenanace/Repair Hacienda Motors Mar 04, 2010 $29,218
Maintenance Helper J Tortorella Swimming Pool SVC & Main Apr 01, 2015 $29,009
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Sep 24, 2015 $27,841
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Oct 01, 2015 $27,841
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Oct 07, 2014 $27,841
Maintenance Helper Youngren Excavating, Inc. Apr 01, 2016 $27,715
Maintenance Helper J. Tortorella Swimming Pool Service and Maintenance Apr 01, 2016 $27,569
Maintenance Helper Pool By Leisure Inc. Jun 15, 2016 $27,569
Maintenance Helper Wood Ent Co., Inc. Nov 01, 2015 $27,298
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Sep 01, 2014 $27,131
Maintenance Helpers Sterling Sugars, LLC Sep 01, 2016 $26,839
Maintenance Helper M. A. Patout & Son, Ltd. Sep 01, 2016 $26,839
Maintenance Helper Sterling Sugars, LLC Sep 01, 2013 $26,839
Maintenance Helper Raceland Raw Sugar, LLC Sep 01, 2016 $26,547
Maintenance Helper Sterling Sugars, LLC Sep 01, 2014 $26,442
Maintenance Helpers Sterling Sugars, LLC Sep 24, 2015 $26,213
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Sep 01, 2013 $26,192
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Sep 01, 2016 $26,046
Maintenance Helper Alma Plantation, LLC Oct 01, 2016 $26,046
Maintenance Helper Wood Ent Co., Inc. Nov 16, 2014 $25,232
Maintenance Helper Raceland Raw Sugar, L.L.C. Oct 01, 2015 $24,627
Maintenance Helper Wood Ent Co., Inc. Nov 01, 2013 $24,585
Maintenance Helper Spectaculars Incorporated Nov 01, 2016 $24,042
Maintenance Helper Youngren Excavating, Inc. Apr 06, 2015 $21,350

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Top Skills for A Maintenance Helper

  1. Preventative Maintenance
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Hand Tools
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted maintenance technicians in preventative maintenance and repair of production equipment.
  • Collaborate with supervisors and co-workers to practice and develop appropriate safety procedures.
  • Used hand or power tools such as fertilizer spreaders, graders, mowers, hand tools, blowers and grass trimmers.
  • Operate snow removal equipment to maintain sidewalks and parking areas.
  • Repair or replace light fixtures that are not working or have been knocked down from an accident or weather related conditions.

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Top 10 Best States for Maintenance Helpers

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  2. Wisconsin
  3. Nevada
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Kentucky
  6. Indiana
  7. Ohio
  8. Vermont
  9. Connecticut
  10. Wyoming
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Maintenance Helper Demographics

Gender

Male

83.2%

Female

12.5%

Unknown

4.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.0%

Hispanic or Latino

17.4%

Black or African American

13.5%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.7%

French

4.3%

Polish

4.3%

Portuguese

2.2%

German

2.2%

Romanian

2.2%

Greek

2.2%

Tagalog

2.2%

Serbian

2.2%

Navajo

2.2%

Bosnian

2.2%

Croatian

2.2%
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Maintenance Helper Education

Schools

Lincoln Technical Institute

8.8%

Trident Technical College

6.3%

Universal Technical Institute

6.3%

Houston Community College

6.3%

Miracosta College

6.3%

Tidewater Community College

6.3%

A-Technical College

5.0%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

5.0%

Lee College

5.0%

Grand Rapids Community College

5.0%

Tri-County Technical College

5.0%

Northern Michigan University

5.0%

Trinity Valley Community College

3.8%

Fresno City College

3.8%

Pensacola State College

3.8%

University of Toledo

3.8%

Murray State University

3.8%

Milwaukee Area Technical College

3.8%

Savannah Technical College

3.8%

Laurus Technical Institute

3.8%
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Majors

Business

15.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

8.9%

General Studies

8.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

7.1%

Automotive Technology

7.0%

Criminal Justice

6.2%

Precision Metal Working

6.1%

Industrial Technology

5.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.9%

Electrical Engineering

4.8%

Computer Science

3.2%

Psychology

3.0%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Biology

2.5%

Fine Arts

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Information Technology

2.3%

Computer Engineering Technology

2.3%

Accounting

2.3%

Aviation

2.1%
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Degrees

High School Diploma

45.7%

Associate

16.4%

Bachelors

13.2%

Certificate

11.9%

Diploma

11.6%

Masters

0.7%

License

0.4%
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