Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Also Known As

Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician, Facilities Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Journeyman, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Specialist, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker


  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Develop equipment or component configurations.
  • Test fluids to identify contamination or other problems.
  • Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Perform manual agricultural, aquacultural, or horticultural tasks.
  • Remove snow.
  • Record information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Measure distances or dimensions.
  • Lay out work according to specifications.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Install energy-efficient heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Repair structural components.
  • Assemble structural components.
  • Paint surfaces or equipment.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Grind parts to required dimensions.


  • Repairing – Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance – Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.
  • Troubleshooting – Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: 1 to 12 Months - On The Job


  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.


  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
  • Manual Dexterity – Holding or moving items with your hands.
  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness – Keeping your arm or hand steady.
  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
  • Control Precision – Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
  • Visualization – Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

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Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Very Likely
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $29,990 $26,130
25% $36,770 $32,020
Median $47,540 $40,850
75% $61,620 $53,150
90% $75,280 $65,590

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