• General Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,190
    $25,960 range bar $63,330
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.

What do they typically do

  • Assemble and set up machinery or equipment
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools like hammers, saws, and drills, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments
  • Order supplies from catalogs and storerooms
  • Do routine preventive maintenance to make sure that machines continue to run smoothly
  • Do general cleaning and upkeep of buildings and properties
  • Inspect and diagnose problems and figure out the best way to correct them
  • Plan repair work using blueprints or diagrams
  • Troubleshoot and fix faulty electrical switches

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.6%
Job Opening 4,834

Job Listings

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Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician, Facilities Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Journeyman, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA

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