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Frank has been working for a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning repair company for almost 10 years. Frank specializes in Refrigeration but has worked in almost every aspect of the industry.


Job Summary: Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Job Description

General maintenance and repair workers maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems. General maintenance and repair workers often carry out many different tasks in a single day.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

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<span m='12600'>come</span> <span m='12910'>in</span> <span m='13070'>and</span> <span m='13240'>solve</span> <span m='13570'>and</span> <span m='13660'>fix</span> <span m='13910'>the</span> <span m='14000'>problem</span> <span m='14400'>for</span> <span m='14630'>them.</span> <span m='15295'>You know,</span> <span m='15770'>on</span> <span m='15860'>those</span> <span m='16000'>110</span> <span m='16740'>degree</span> <span m='17070'>days</span> <span m='17480'>it's</span> <span m='17750'>very</span> <span m='18570'>nice</span> <span m='18790'>to</span> <span m='18890'>have</span> <span m='19050'>an</span> <span m='19160'>AC</span> <span m='19450'>that's</span> <span m='19640'>working.</span> </p><p><span m='21220'>My</span> <span m='21400'>education</span> <span m='22100'>started</span> <span m='22470'>at the</span> <span m='22630'>community</span> <span m='23120'>college.</span> <span m='23650'>I</span> <span m='23750'>did</span> <span m='23850'>receive an</span> <span 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<span m='33800'>of</span> <span m='33880'>the</span> <span m='33980'>day</span> <span m='34240'>there</span> <span m='34450'>is</span> <span m='34580'>a</span> <span m='34640'>lot</span> <span m='34940'>of</span> <span m='35020'>paperwork</span> <span m='35450'>that</span> <span m='35580'>you</span> <span m='35660'>have</span> <span m='35780'>to</span> <span m='35900'>deal</span> <span m='36140'>with.</span> <span m='37400'>That's</span> <span m='37560'>something</span> <span m='37830'>I</span> <span m='37860'>really</span> <span m='38180'>didn't</span> <span m='38470'>really</span> <span m='38980'>expect.</span> </p><p><span m='41990'>Again,</span> <span m='43150'>I</span> <span m='43270'>enjoy</span> <span m='43640'>working</span> <span m='43980'>with</span> <span m='44140'>people,</span> <span m='44580'>I enjoy</span> <span m='44890'>working</span> <span m='45200'>with</span> <span m='45350'>my</span> <span m='45490'>hands.</span> <span m='47350'>Very</span> <span 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