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Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
(SOC Code : 49-9071)
in California

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. Exclude "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20171st Qtr$21.28$14.80$19.61$26.27

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2014 - 2024120,500135,50015,00012.44,660

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Activities Related to Real Estate 6,03310.5%
Lessors of Real Estate 26,9147.5%
Accommodation 10,9237.2%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,7943.8%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,4372.3%
Employment Services 5,5722.2%
Colleges and Universities 2,6432.1%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,1431.9%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting7,5861.6%
Professional and Similar Organizations 9,2631.4%
Warehousing and Storage 1,6671.4%
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 37,9491.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,0501.2%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Building/Property Maintenance.

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Assemble boilers at installation sites, using tools such as levels, plumb bobs, hammers, torches, or other hand tools.
Perform routine maintenance on boilers, such as replacing burners or hoses, installing replacement parts, or reinforcing structural weaknesses to ensure optimal boiler efficiency.
Install equipment to improve the energy or operational efficiency of residential or commercial buildings.
Position, attach, or blow insulating materials to prevent energy losses from buildings, pipes, or other structures or objects.
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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Alternate Titles
Building Maintenance Repairer; and Maintenance Mechanic
 
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