General Maintenance Worker Salary
The average wage for a General Maintenance Worker is $14.14 per hour. A skill in Painting is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for General Maintenance Worker
General maintenance workers work in a wide range of industries, even if they are typically unnoticed in the course of a day. These workers are responsible for basic and necessary maintenance and may work in buildings, factories, and even outside to troubleshoot problems as they arise and take necessary steps to prevent problems in the future.Read More...
Although general maintenance workers may be contracted through a main employer to perform services as needed, many are also employed in-house by employers and organizations to perform maintenance as necessary. They commonly work in schools, factories, and businesses to maintain machinery and the premises, and they usually report to a maintenance supervisor who approves work orders, provides assignments, and oversees their performance.
General maintenance workers need a variety of skills and knowledge, as well as specific knowledge of their industry and their employers' needs. This means they may find themselves replacing lightbulbs one day, installing a door the next, and repairing an air conditioning unit in-between, or greasing machines in a factory or changing oil on a back hoe on a construction site. In all cases, strong communication skills are essential to coordinate with others and accomplish these tasks in a timely manner.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and specialized education can be beneficial, especially for addressing issues involving plumbing, electricity, or heating/cooling systems. Knowledge of safety issues/requirements and the safe use of tools and other equipment is also important.
General Maintenance Worker Tasks
- Perform a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds.
- Services appliances and emergency equipment.
- Perform minor troubleshooting repairs and adjustments.
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