This job title is also known as a maintenance worker or repair worker. They are responsible for repairing, maintaining, and possibly installing equipment, tools, and machines in a building. They may work on plumbing, walls, electrical appliances, heating, and elevators.
Maintenance workers often conduct routine inspections of equipment, replace bad parts, and perform preventive maintenance. They may also report larger issues for budgetary consideration and work with outside contractors when necessary.
A day in the life of a maintenance worker may include responding to calls about broken equipment, fixing said equipment, and preparing reports about the repair. Maintenance workers operate during regular work hours, which makes time management skills crucial for the job.
To become a maintenance worker, you need a high school diploma or its equivalent. But more importantly, you need a track record of maintenance, proficiency with power tools, the ability to read and interpret blueprints, and strong organizational skills.