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
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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