Performs work involving two or more maintenance/craft skill sets to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve a combination of: 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.
- Performs routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
- Diagnoses mechanical problems and determines how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
- 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.