Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
SOC: 49-9098.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
129,000 employed

Projected (2024):
141,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air Conditioner Installer Helper
  • Air-Conditioner Window Unit Installer-Servicer Helper
  • Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helper
  • Apprentice/Lineman
  • Armature Winder Repair Helper
  • Assistant HVAC Mechanic
  • Automobile Body Repairer Helper
  • Automobile Mechanic Helper
  • Automotive Electrical Helper
  • Blacksmith Assistant
  • Blacksmith Helper
  • Building Equipment Operator (BEO)
  • Building Services Technician
  • 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 Maintenance Technician
  • 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
  • Facilities 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 Laborer
  • General Maintenance Mechanic
  • Heating and Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer Helper
  • Helper
  • Hot Air Furnace Installer and Repairer Helper
  • Hydroblaster
  • 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
  • Laborer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Overhauler Helper
  • Paint Preparer
  • Physical Plant Employee
  • 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
  • Sander
  • Service Planner
  • Service Station Helper
  • Sewing Machine Repairer Helper
  • Shop Helper
  • Signal Maintainer Helper
  • Skilled 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
  • Utility Worker
  • 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


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair tools, equipment, and machines, and assist more skilled workers with similar tasks.
  • Order new parts to maintain inventory.
  • Diagnose electrical problems and install and rewire electrical components.
  • Design, weld, and fabricate parts, using blueprints or other mechanical plans.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air chisels
  • Air compressors
  • Automatic levels
  • Backhoes
  • Ball peen hammers
  • Boom trucks
  • Bosun chairs
  • Box end wrenches
  • Bucket trucks
  • Carpenters' levels
  • Caulking guns
  • Chain hoists
  • Circular saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Combination wrenches
  • Computerized meter readers
  • Dollies
  • Drill presses
  • Face masks
  • Forklifts
  • Front end loaders
  • Grease guns
  • Hand trucks
  • Hi-los
  • Jackhammers
  • Ladders
  • Locking pliers
  • Mallets
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Notebook computers
  • Open end wrenches
  • Overhead cranes
  • Paint application brushes
  • Paint application rollers
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pipe cutters
  • Pipe threading machines
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Pneumatic drills
  • Pneumatic hammers
  • Portable welding equipment
  • Power chippers
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power hoists
  • Power nailers
  • Power sanders
  • Power saws
  • Ratchets
  • Reciprocating saws
  • Saber saws
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Sandblasters
  • Scaffolding
  • Skip loaders
  • Sledgehammers
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Torpedo levels
  • Torque wrenches
  • Tube crimping tools
  • Utility knives
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire strippers
  • Atlas Construction Business Forms
  • Building automation software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data logging software
  • Facility energy management software
  • HVAC tools software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990