General Maintenance And Repair in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

General Maintenance and Repair Job Description

*General maintenance and repair workers are diversely trained in a number of different areas.

*They can maintain and repair a variety of machinery, plumbing, electrical and heating and air systems.

*They can also work in carpentry and handle work for a variety of businesses such as hospitals, schools, factories and stores.

*They may do general woodwork, such as building partitions and repair work for doors, floors, railings and windowsills.

*Electrical problems may require this worker to do work on air-conditioners, working with malfunctioning electrical switches and dealing with computer technology.

*Being organized and willing to continually learn are essential to this job as the worker may have to deal with changing technology in new machinery on a regular basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

*In order to do the vast amount of repair work required, general maintenance and repair workers have to consult manuals, blueprints and order parts from catalogues.

*The tools they use in their work can vary from simple hand tools, such as screwdrivers and hammers, up to power tools that include drills and tablesaws.

*Part of the job as well is keeping accurate records of repairs done, routine maintenance procedures completed and items that required the work.

*The work environment requires a lot of standing for extended periods of time, working on ladders, in small spaces and in places that may be hot or cold to a greater degree.

*Physical stamina and strength are essential as individuals may have to do a lot of heavy lifting and moving of various objects.

*These workers also need to have strong mechanical and technical skills.

*Being able to problem solve on a daily basis in a variety of situations is required for the diverse number of problems that this individual will have to deal with.

*Working without constant supervision may occur in certain positions, so the worker will need to be able to complete tasks in a timely manner and stay focused on the job.

Training and Education Requirements

*Training for this position is normally done while working as an assistant in an informal setting.

*Many workers can become diversified in their knowledge and skills by serving as an assistant in various trades, including construction, electrical work and plumbing.

*It can take anywhere from a few months to a full year before the individual is able to work in this position.

*Someone wanting to work in this field can start to prepare during high school will by taking classes in math, computers, electricity and woodworking.

*Another option is to attend a vocational school or a technical program at a local community college that offers classes in these areas.
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