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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

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
  • Assemble boilers at installation sites, using tools such as levels, plumb bobs, hammers, torches, or other hand tools.
  • Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
  • Test and treat water supply.
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.

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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