Performs 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.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Inspects, operates, or tests machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
- Dismantles machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
- Diagnoses mechanical problems and determines how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
- Performs routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
- Repairs 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.
- Maintains or repairs specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
- Assembles, installs, or repairs wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
- Cleans or lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
- Adjusts functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
- Orders parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers.