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Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
District Of Columbia

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Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting boiler making insulating welding machining carpentry repairing electrical or mechanical equipment installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

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Currently Employed: 4,030

Projected Annual Job Openings: 120

Typical Hourly Wage: $17.21 - $27.99

Typical Annual Salary: $35,800 - $58,200

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
  • Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
  • Test and treat water supply.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
  • Pipe or tube cutter
  • Power drills
  • Power saws
  • Pullers

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Facilities management software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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