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Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Install or replace machinery, equipment, and new or replacement parts and instruments, using hand or power tools.
    • Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
    • Tend and observe equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.
    • Adjust, connect, or disconnect wiring, piping, tubing, and other parts, using hand or power tools.
    • Assemble and maintain physical structures, 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.
    • Diagnose electrical problems and install and rewire electrical components.
    • Disassemble broken or defective equipment to facilitate repair and reassemble equipment when repairs are complete.
    • Position vehicles, machinery, equipment, physical structures, and other objects for assembly or installation, using hand tools, power tools, and moving equipment.
    • Transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work stations and other areas.
    • Adjust, maintain, and repair tools, equipment, and machines, and assist more skilled workers with similar tasks.
    • Order new parts to maintain inventory.
    • Apply protective materials to equipment, components, and parts to prevent defects and corrosion.
    • Prepare work stations for use by mechanics and repairers.
    • Design, weld, and fabricate parts, using blueprints or other mechanical plans.

    Skills

    • 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.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 30020/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 14.43/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,040
    • Yearly Projected Openings 280

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Screwdrivers
    • Power saws
    • Pneumatic hammer
    • Levels
    • Hoists

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

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