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Working As A Maintenance Mechanic Helper

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
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  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $33,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Maintenance Mechanic 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 Mechanic 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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Average Length of Employment
Maintenance Person 3.0 years
Maintenance Helper 2.2 years
Mechanic Helper 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Maintenance Mechanic Helper
Helper 8.9%
Cashier 8.9%
Cook 5.4%
Welder 4.5%
Cleaner 3.6%
Mechanic 3.6%
Driver 3.6%
Supervisor 3.6%
Top Careers After Maintenance Mechanic Helper
Mechanic 7.8%
Driver 6.3%
Owner 3.1%
Helper 3.1%
Carpenter 3.1%

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Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$53,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Big Sky Resort
Highest Paying City
Kingfield, ME
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Maintenance Mechanic Helper make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Maintenance Mechanic Helper in the United States is $33,924 per year or $16 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $53,000.

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Top Skills for A Maintenance Mechanic Helper

  1. Preventative Maintenance
  2. Safety Devices
  3. Hand Tools
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance - inspect all equipment and make any mechanical adjustments needed.
  • Removed and replaced worn and damaged components using hand tools, gauges, testing and ground service equipment.
  • Maintained electric heaters, ice machines, heat pumps, and roof top HVAC units.
  • Qualified in Swage-lock and Torque wrench usage and CPR training.
  • Assist A/C mechanic troubleshoot and repair A/C and heating systems.

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Top 10 Best States for Maintenance Mechanic Helpers

  1. Alaska
  2. Nevada
  3. Iowa
  4. Minnesota
  5. Ohio
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Connecticut
  9. Indiana
  10. North Dakota
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  • (758 jobs)
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Maintenance Mechanic Helper Demographics

Gender

Male

85.5%

Female

8.9%

Unknown

5.6%
Ethnicity

White

57.0%

Hispanic or Latino

19.7%

Black or African American

13.8%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Maintenance Mechanic Helper Education

Schools

El Paso Community College

8.3%

San Juan College

8.3%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

8.3%

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

8.3%

Halifax Community College

4.2%

University of California - Berkeley

4.2%

Western Piedmont Community College

4.2%

Mountain Empire Community College

4.2%

Faulkner University

4.2%

North Country Community College

4.2%

Middle Georgia Technical College

4.2%

Lancaster Bible College

4.2%

Southeast Missouri State University

4.2%

Bladen Community College

4.2%

San Diego Mesa College

4.2%

Western Kentucky University

4.2%

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

4.2%

Hill College

4.2%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.2%

Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School

4.2%
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Majors

Business

11.8%

Automotive Technology

10.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

7.9%

Industrial Technology

6.6%

Electrical Engineering

6.6%

General Studies

6.6%

Mechanical Engineering

5.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.3%

Education

5.3%

Drafting And Design

3.9%

Precision Metal Working

3.9%

Biology

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.9%

Engineering

3.9%

Management

2.6%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.6%

Nursing

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Linguistics

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

44.7%

Associate

18.4%

Bachelors

16.5%

Certificate

10.7%

Diploma

4.9%

Masters

3.9%

License

1.0%
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