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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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $27,410.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,136
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.93 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Assemble equipment or components
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust mechanical equipment
Align equipment or machinery
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Weld metal structures
Adjust measuring or control devices
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Weld metal parts and components
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Braze metal parts or components
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Cut construction material
Install building fixtures
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Calibrate equipment to specifications
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Paint surfaces such as walls
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Set-up welding equipment
Perform basic plumbing
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Spot/tack weld materials
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Connect electrical components or equipment
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Prepare explosives for detonation
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Set-up specialized rigging
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
Perform basic carpentry
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Process metals using power or hand tools
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Build construction forms or molds
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Cut metal or plastic material
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Sand metal or plastic objects
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Compact materials to create level bases
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Position structural components
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Drill holes in construction materials
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Complete routine building maintenance
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Repair mechanical controls
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Repair measuring or control devices
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair work tools or equipment
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Tend boilers or related equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Clean construction or extraction related tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair pipes to stop leaking
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Rebuild parts or components
Sharpen cutting or grinding tools
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Repair specialized rigging
Maintain small engines
Replace door springs, cables, or related components
Install tires on vehicles
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Maintain boat or ship hull
Align vehicle frame
Install brakes on vehicles

Performing General Physical Activities

Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Erect scaffold on work site
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Assemble structural components
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair sheet metal products
Install insulating materials
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Dig holes or trenches
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Review construction specifications
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Perform concrete fabrication
Finish concrete surfaces
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Position construction forms or molds
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Move large objects using heavy equipment
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Data Management
Occupational Health and Safety
Supervisory Skills
Equipment Repair
Property Management



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