CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

General Maintenance Workers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: General Maintenance Workers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. General maintenance and repair workers, however, have skills in many different crafts. They repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems. They build partitions, make plaster or drywall repairs, and fix or paint roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, and other parts of building structures. They also maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offic es, and factories. Typical duties include troubleshooting and fixing faulty electrical switches, repairing air-conditioning motors, and unclogging drains
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: General Maintenance Workers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
 
Computerized time management systems Calendar and scheduling software
 
Digital Direct Control DDC Energy Management software Industrial control software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Adjustable crescent wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Adjustable hand wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Adjustable slip lock nut wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Allen wrenches Hex keys
 
Arc welders Welders
 
Augers Augers
 
Ball peen hammers Hammers
 
Basin wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Bearing pullers Pullers
 
Biscuit joiners Biscuit jointers
 
Block and tackle equipment Blocks or pulleys
 
Brazing equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
 
Bubble levels Levels
 
Caulking guns Caulking guns
 
Center punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Chain pullers Pullers
 
Channel lock pliers Locking pliers
 
Chipping hammers Power chippers
 
Circle cutters Hole saws
 
Circular saws Power saws
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Closet augers Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Combination squares Squares
 
Comealongs Pullers
 
Compression sleeve pullers Pullers
 
Concrete saws Power saws
 
Concrete trowels Trowels
 
Conduit benders Conduit benders
 
Conduit cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Copper cutting machines Pipe or tube cutters
 
Cordless power drills Power drills
 
Crowbars Pry bars
 
Current testers Voltage or current meters
 
Cutting torches Blow torches
 
Dead blow hammers Hammers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Diagonal cutting pliers Diagonal cut pliers
 
Dial calipers Calipers
 
Dial indicators Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Digital micrometers Micrometers
 
Direct tap machines Power drills
 
Dollies Dollies
 
Drain augers Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Drain cleaning cables Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Drill presses Workshop presses
 
Dump trucks Dump trucks
 
Dust and particulate respirators Respirators
 
Electric nail guns Power nail guns
 
Electric planers Power planes
 
Electric sanders Power sanders
 
Electric trimmers Hedge clippers
 
End pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
 
Faucet handle pullers Pullers
 
Faucet stem and cartridge pullers Pullers
 
Feeler gauges Feeler gauges
 
Fish tape pullers Fish tape
 
Flaring tools Tube end finishers
 
Flat blade screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Fuse pullers Fuse pullers
 
Gas welders Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
 
Gasket cutters Hose cutter
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hacksaws Saws
 
Hammer drills Hammer drills
 
Hand drills Power drills
 
Hand files Files
 
Hand grinders Grinders
 
Hand jacks Jacks
 
Hand levels Levels
 
Hand operated spray guns Hand sprayers
 
Hand saws Saws
 
Hand spinners Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Hand trucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
Handheld computers Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Heavy duty drain cleaning machines Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Hex key sets Hex keys
 
Hex wrenches Hex keys
 
High pressure water sprayers Pressure or steam cleaners
 
Hoisting equipment Hoists
 
Hole cutting tools Hole saws
 
Hollow core socket wrenches Offset socket wrenches
 
Hydraulic boom trucks Hydraulic truck cranes
 
Inspection mirrors Magnifiers
 
Jackhammers Pneumatic hammer
 
Jig saws Power saws
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Lathes Lathes
 
Lawn mowers Lawnmowers
 
Locking C-clamps C clamps
 
Locking pliers Locking pliers
 
Manual ratchet threader sets Ratchets
 
Measuring tapes Tape measures
 
Metal chisels Cold chisels
 
Mini hacksaws Saws
 
Mini tubing cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Mitre boxes Mitre box
 
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
 
Nut drivers Nut drivers
 
Offset pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
 
Offset socket wrenches Offset socket wrenches
 
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
 
Oil dispensing cans Oil can
 
Paint application brushes Paint brushes
 
Paint application rollers Paint rollers
 
Paint spray guns Paint sprayers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Pin punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Pipe cleaning equipment Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Pipe threaders Threading dies
 
Pipe vises Pipe vises
 
Pipe welding vises Pipe vises
 
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
 
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
 
Plungers Drain or toilet plunger
 
Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Polyvinyl chloride PVC saws Pipe or tube cutters
 
Portable two way radios Two way radios
 
Power drain cleaners Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Power lifts Lifts
 
Power pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Power routers Power routers
 
Power saws Power saws
 
Pressurized water pigs Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Protective harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
 
Pry bars Pry bars
 
Putty knives Putty knives
 
Radial arm saws Power saws
 
Ratchet wrenches Ratchets
 
Ratcheting polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Reciprocating saws Power saws
 
Rigging equipment Slings
 
Right-angle drills Power drills
 
Rotary hammers Hammer drills
 
Rubber mallets Mallets
 
Rulers Rulers
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Safety goggles Goggles
 
Safety shoes Safety shoes
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Screw extractor sets Screw extractors
 
Scribers Scribers
 
Sectional drain cleaning machines Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Security alarm systems Alarm systems
 
Sewage pumps Sewage pumps
 
Sewer rodding machines Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Sewer tapes Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Sharpening equipment Sharpening stones or tools or kits
 
Shears Shears
 
Side cutting pliers End cut pliers
 
Sledgehammers Hammers
 
Slip joint pliers Slip or groove joint pliers
 
Snow blowers Snow blowers
 
Snowplows Snowplow attachments
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Soil pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Soldering equipment Soldering irons or guns
 
Spirit levels Levels
 
Step ladders Ladders
 
Straight pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
 
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
Stud locators Stud finders
 
Table saws Power saws
 
Taps and dies Taps or dies
 
Tension gauges Tensiometers
 
Tile saws Power saws
 
Tin snips Tinners snips
 
Toilet augers Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
 
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
 
Tractors with backhoe attachments Backhoes
 
Trenchers Trenching machines
 
Tub drain removers Pullers
 
Tube benders Tube bending machinery
 
Tubing cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Two-wheel drive front end loaders Front end loaders
 
Ultrasonic leak detectors Liquid leak detectors
 
Universal nut wrenches Nut drivers
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Utility pumps Dewatering pumps
 
Valve grinding machines Grinding machines
 
Vise grip pliers Locking pliers
 
Volt-ammeters Ammeters
 
Volt-ohm meters VOM Ohmmeters
 
Voltage testers Voltage or current meters
 
Water pump pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Water samplers Water samplers
 
Welders Welders
 
Welding clamps Pipe vises
 
Welding machines Welders
 
Wide roll pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
 
Wire cutting tools Wire cutters
 
Wire strippers Stripping tools
 
Workshop bench vises Bench vises
 
Workshop cranes Workshop cranes
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: General Maintenance Workers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Airport Attendant
Bench Repair Technician
Building Maintenance Engineer
Building Maintenance Mechanic
Building Maintenance Repairer
Building Mechanic
Building Services Mechanic
Electrical Mechanical Technician
Engineering Mechanic
Environmental Maintenance Worker
Equipment Engineering Technician
Ethanol Maintenance Mechanic
Facilities Manager
Facility Maintenance Technician
Field Mechanic
Firefighting Equipment Specialist
Fireman (Boilers)
General Maintenance Technician
General Utility Maintenance Repairer
HVAC Tech (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician)
Handy Man
Hydroelectric Operations Maintenance Worker
I&C Technician (Instrument and Controls Technician)
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Industrial Maintenance Repairer
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Industrial Mechanic
Instrumentation and Electrical Technician (I/E Technician)
Machine or Machinery Mechanic
Maintenance Electrician
Maintenance Engineer
Maintenance Foreman
Maintenance Man
Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Repairman
Maintenance Specialist
Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Support Specialist
Maintenance Technician
Marine Services Technician
Mechanic
Mechanical Adjuster
Mechanical Expert
Mechanical Handyman
Mechanical Repair Worker
Mechanical Specialist
Mechanical Test Technician
Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Installer
Mechanics Handyman
Methane Capturing System Maintenance Worker
Mobile Home Lot Utility Worker
Plant Maintenance Technician
Process Technician
Repairer, Maintenance, Building
Stationary Engineer
Terminal Mechanic
Trouble Shooter
Trouble Shooting Mechanic
Utility Specialist
Water Purification Systems Service Technician
Zone Maintenance Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: General Maintenance Workers
 
 
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