CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Summary Job Description Tasks
Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers. Tend and observe equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.
Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
Adjust, connect, or disconnect wiring, piping, tubing, and other parts, using hand or power tools.
Install or replace machinery, equipment, and new or replacement parts and instruments, using hand or power tools.
Clean or lubricate vehicles, machinery, equipment, instruments, tools, work areas, and other objects, using hand tools, power tools, and cleaning equipment.
Apply protective materials to equipment, components, and parts to prevent defects and corrosion.
Transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work stations and other areas.
Disassemble broken or defective equipment to facilitate repair and reassemble equipment when repairs are complete.
Assemble and maintain physical structures, using hand or power tools.
Provide assistance to more skilled workers involved in the adjustment, maintenance, part replacement, and repair of tools, equipment, and machines.
Position vehicles, machinery, equipment, physical structures, and other objects for assembly or installation, using hand tools, power tools, and moving equipment.
Hold or supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.
Prepare work stations for use by mechanics and repairers.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Atlas Construction Business Forms Word processing software
Building automation software Industrial control software
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Data logging software Data base user interface and query software
Facility energy management software Facilities management software
HVAC tools software Computer aided design CAD software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Air chisels Pneumatic hammer
Air compressors Air compressors
Automatic levels Levels
Backhoes Backhoes
Boom trucks Conventional truck cranes
Bosun chairs Manlift or personnel lift
Bucket trucks Articulating boom lift
Caulking guns Caulking guns
Chain hoists Hoists
Claw hammers Hammers
Computerized meter readers Portable data input terminals
Dollies Dollies
Drill presses Workshop presses
Face masks Facial shields
Forklifts Forklifts
Front end loaders Front end loaders
Grease guns Grease guns
Hand trucks Hand trucks or accessories
Hi-los Hoists
Jackhammers Pneumatic hammer
Ladders Ladders
Locking pliers Locking pliers
Mallets Mallets
Notebook computers Notebook computers
Overhead cranes Track cranes
Paint application brushes Paint brushes
Paint application rollers Paint rollers
Personal computers Personal computers
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
Pipe threading machines Threading machines
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
Pneumatic drills Pneumatic drill
Pneumatic hammers Pneumatic hammer
Power chippers Power chippers
Power drills Power drills
Power grinders Power grinders
Power hoists Hoists
Power nailers Power nail guns
Power sanders Power sanders
Power saws Power saws
Ratchets Ratchets
Safety gloves Protective gloves
Safety goggles Goggles
Sandblasters Pneumatic sanding machines
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Skip loaders Skid steer loaders
Sledgehammers Hammers
Steam cleaning equipment Pressure or steam cleaners
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
Tube crimping tools Tube end finishers
Utility knives Utility knives
Vacuum pumps Vacuum pumps
Welding equipment Welding tools
Wire cutters Wire cutters
Wire strippers Stripping tools
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Conditioner Installer Helper
Air-Conditioner Window Unit Installer-Servicer Helper
Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helper
Armature Winder Repair Helper
Automobile Body Repairer Helper
Automobile Mechanic Helper
Automotive Electrical Helper
Blacksmith Assistant
Blacksmith Helper
Building Equipment Operator (BEO)
Cable Splicer Helper
Car Mechanic Helper
Car Repairer Helper
Car Sander
Compressed Gas Equipment Service Mechanic Helper
Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper
Cooper Helper
Diesel Mechanic Helper
Diver Helper
Electrical Assistant
Electrical/Instrument Technician (E/I Tech)
Electrician Technician
Elevator Constructor Helper
Elevator Repairer Helper
Environmental Control System Installer Servicer Helper
Facilities Locator
Facilities Maintenance Technician
Factory or Mill Maintenance Repairer Helper
Fire Equipment Inspector Helper
Furnace Mechanic Helper
Garage Helper
Gas Appliance Servicer Helper
Gas Fitter Helper
Gas Leak Inspector Helper
Gas Main Fitter Helper
Gas Meter Installer Helper
Gas Regulator Repairer Helper
General Maintenance Mechanic
Heating and Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer Helper
Hot Air Furnace Installer and Repairer Helper
Hydroelectric Machinery Mechanic Helper
Industrial Gas Service Helper
Industrial Gas Servicer Helper
Industrial Maintenance Repairer Helper
Installation Helper
Installation Technician
Instrument Repairer Helper
Instrument Technician Helper
Laboratory Helper
Last Repairer Helper
Lighting Technician
Locksmith Helper
Machinist Helper
Maintenance Aide
Maintenance Assistant
Maintenance Helper
Maintenance Man
Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic Helper
Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Worker
Mechanic Helper
Mechanic's Assistant
Mechanical Maintenance Worker
Mechanical System Technician
Meter Repairer Helper
Millwright Helper
Motorboat Mechanic Helper
Oil Burner Servicer and Installer Helper
Ordnance Artificer Helper
Outside Machinist Helper
Over Hauler Helper
Overhauler Helper
Paint Preparer
Pinsetter Mechanic Helper
Power Washer
Powerhouse Mechanic Helper
Pressure Washer
Protective Signal Installer Helper
Protective Signal Repairer Helper
Pump Servicer Helper
Refrigeration Mechanic Helper
Repair Armature Winder Helper
Repair or Installation Service Assistant
Repairer Helper
Rigger Helper
Rigging Helper
Salvager Helper
Service Planner
Service Station Helper
Sewing Machine Repairer Helper
Signal Maintainer Helper
Solar Energy System Installer Helper
Spray Gun Repairer Helper
Street Light Repairer Helper
Street Light Servicer Helper
Streetcar Repairer Helper
Technician's Helper
Technician, Helper, Instrument
Television Installer Helper
Tractor Mechanic Helper
Trades Helper
Veneer Clipper Helper
Wash Oil Pump Operator Helper
Washer Engineer Helper
Water and Gas Helper
Well Tender
Wet End Helper
Window Unit Air Conditioner Installer Helper
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Helpers
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Installation, Maintenance and Repair
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