Maintenance Helper-Facilities

Junior Maintenance Worker, Mechanic Helper, Shop Helper, Technician's Helper  
Description

Maintenance helpers are facilities maintenance technicians in training. They observe and help with minor maintenance tasks at public transportation facilities and gradually learn each of the duties associated with the position. Tasks may include organizing or gathering tools, making small repairs, or checking or cleaning equipment. For instance, they may examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning, or hold or supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.

Maintenance helpers should be detail oriented, have a basic understanding of policies and procedures related to the maintenance of facilities, and work well with other technicians and supervisors.

Employers usually prefer a high school diploma or a general educational development (GED) certificate. Vocational training in a related area is preferred. Many industry employers provide on-the-job training, but click on the "get qualified" tab above to see additional resources for job preparation and training, as well as available educational programs in your area.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
9% - Average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $21,800 - $34,990    Hourly: $10 - $17

Note:  There may be opportunities for overtime work and overtime pay in this occupation.

Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

- Physical ability to do manual tasks
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Legal Requirements
General/Nationwide
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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

9% - Average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $21,800 - $34,990

Hourly: $10 - $17