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Occupation Profile for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers

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.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$22,270.00 Median Annual Wage 6,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
10.7 Average Unemployment Percentage 76.9 Percentage That Completed High School
163,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 17.7 Percentage That Had Some College
183,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer Helper, Window Unit
Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helper
Apprentice/Lineman
Armature Winder Helper, Repair
Assistant, Blacksmith
Assistant, Service, Repair or Installation Service
Automobile Body Repairer Helper
Automobile Mechanic Helper
Building Equipment Operator (BEO)
Cable Splicer Helper
Car Repairer Helper
Car Sander
Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper
Diesel Mechanic Helper
Electrical Assistant
Electrical/Instrument Technician (E/I Tech)
Electrician Technician
Elevator Constructor Helper
Elevator Repairer Helper
Facilities Locator
Facilities Maintenance Technician
Fire Equipment Inspector Helper
Furnace Installer and Repairer Helper, Hot Air
Gas Appliance Servicer Helper
Gas Meter Installer Helper
Gas Regulator Repairer Helper
General Maintenance Mechanic
Heating and Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer Helper
Helper
Helper, Air Conditioner Installer
Helper, Air Conditioner Installer, Window Unit
Helper, Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic
Helper, Armature Winder, Repair
Helper, Automobile Body Repairer
Helper, Automobile Mechanic
Helper, Blacksmith
Helper, Cable Splicer
Helper, Car Mechanic
Helper, Construction Equipment Mechanic
Helper, Cooper
Helper, Diesel Mechanic
Helper, Diver
Helper, Electrical, Automotive
Helper, Environmental Control System Installer Servicer
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, Hydroelectric Machinery Mechanic
Helper, Industrial Gas Service
Helper, Instrument Repairer
Helper, Instrument Technician
Helper, Last Repairer
Helper, Locksmith
Helper, Machinist
Helper, Machinist, Outside
Helper, Maintenance Mechanic
Helper, Maintenance Repairer, Factory or Mill
Helper, Mechanic
Helper, Meter Repairer
Helper, Motorboat Mechanic
Helper, Oil Burner Servicer and Installer
Helper, Ordnance Artificer
Helper, Over Hauler
Helper, Pinsetter Mechanic
Helper, Powerhouse Mechanic
Helper, Protective Signal Installer
Helper, Protective Signal Repairer
Helper, Pump Servicer
Helper, Refrigeration Mechanic
Helper, Rigger
Helper, Rigging
Helper, Salvager
Helper, Service Mechanic, Compressed Gas Equipment
Helper, Service Station
Helper, Sewing Machine Repairer
Helper, Signal Maintainer
Helper, Spray Gun Repairer
Helper, Street Light Repairer
Helper, Street Light Servicer
Helper, Streetcar Repairer
Helper, Television Installer
Helper, Tractor Mechanic
Helper, Veneer Clipper
Helper, Wash Oil Pump Operator
Helper, Washer Engineer
Helper, Water Gas
Helper, Wet End
Hydroblaster
Hydroelectric Machinery Mechanic Helper
Industrial Gas Servicer Helper
Installation Technician
Instrument Repairer Helper
Instrument Technician Helper
Laboratory Helper
Laborer
Machinist Helper, Outside
Maintenance Aide
Maintenance Assistant
Maintenance Helper
Maintenance Man
Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic Helper
Maintenance Repairer Helper, Industrial
Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Worker
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
Overhauler
Overhauler Helper
Paint Preparer
Pinsetter Mechanic Helper
Power Washer
Powerhouse Mechanic Helper
Pressure Washer
Pump Servicer Helper
Refrigeration Mechanic Helper
Repairer Helper
Rigger Helper
Salvager Helper
Sander
Service Mechanic Helper, Compressed Gas Equipment
Service Planner
Sewing Machine Repairer Helper
Signal Maintainer 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
Tractor Mechanic Helper
Trades Helper
Well Tender

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Prepare work stations for use by mechanics and repairers.
  • Core — Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
  • Core — Adjust, connect, or disconnect wiring, piping, tubing, and other parts, using hand or power tools.
  • Core — Install or replace machinery, equipment, and new or replacement parts and instruments, using hand or power tools.
  • Core — Clean or lubricate vehicles, machinery, equipment, instruments, tools, work areas, and other objects, using hand tools, power tools, and cleaning equipment.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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