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Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers - 49-9098.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Building Equipment Operator (BEO)
  • Helper
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Trades Helper
  • General Maintenance Mechanic
  • Well Tender
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic Helper

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Adjust, connect, or disconnect wiring, piping, tubing, and other parts, using hand or power tools.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair tools, equipment, and machines, and assist more skilled workers with similar tasks.
  • Apply protective materials to equipment, components, and parts to prevent defects and corrosion.
  • Assemble and maintain physical structures, using hand or power tools.
  • Clean or lubricate vehicles, machinery, equipment, instruments, tools, work areas, and other objects, using hand tools, power tools, and cleaning equipment.
  • Design, weld, and fabricate parts, using blueprints or other mechanical plans.
  • Diagnose electrical problems and install and rewire electrical components.
  • Disassemble broken or defective equipment to facilitate repair and reassemble equipment when repairs are complete.
  • Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
  • Hold or supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.
  • Install or replace machinery, equipment, and new or replacement parts and instruments, using hand or power tools.
  • Order new parts to maintain inventory.
  • Position vehicles, machinery, equipment, physical structures, and other objects for assembly or installation, using hand tools, power tools, and moving equipment.
  • Prepare work stations for use by mechanics and repairers.
  • Tend and observe equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.
  • Transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work stations and other areas.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Apply protective coverings to objects or surfaces near work areas.
  • Assemble structural components.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or piping.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Repair electrical components.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turbofan and Turbojet Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, F100, F101, F110, F118, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Air Traffic Control Communications Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Air Traffic Control Radar Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician, AV-8B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical/Instrument/Flight Control Systems Technician, IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Electrician/Refrigeration Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Structures Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Ordnance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Communication Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnanceman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Radar Repairer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Support Equipmentman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Radar Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fire Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Gunner's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hull Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Machinist's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Machinist's Mate (Nuclear) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Mobile Facility Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Radio Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Satellite Communications Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Small Arms Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • STRYKER Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Towed Artillery Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tracked Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tropospheric Scatter Radio Multi-channel Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Facilities Locator
  • Service Planner (Light, Heat)
  • Service Planner (Light; Heat)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer Helper, Window Unit
  • Airframe-and-Power-Plant-Mechanic Helper
  • Armature-Winder Helper, Repair
  • Automobile-Body-Repairer Helper
  • Automobile-Mechanic Helper
  • Cable-Splicer Helper
  • Car-Repairer Helper
  • Construction-Equipment-Mechanic Helper
  • Diesel-Mechanic Helper
  • Elevator-Constructor Helper
  • Elevator-Repairer Helper
  • Facilities Locator
  • Fire-Equipment-Inspector Helper
  • Furnace-Installer-and-Repairer Helper, Hot Air
  • Gas-Appliance-Servicer Helper
  • Gas-Meter-Installer Helper
  • Gas-Regulator-Repairer Helper
  • Heating-and-Air-Conditioning Installer-Servicer Helper
  • Hydroelectric-Machinery-Mechanic Helper
  • Industrial-Gas-Servicer Helper
  • Instrument-Repairer Helper
  • Instrument-Technician Helper
  • Laboratory Helper
  • Machinist Helper, Outside
  • Maintenance Mechanic Helper
  • Maintenance-Mechanic Helper
  • Maintenance-Repairer Helper, Industrial
  • Meter-Repairer Helper
  • Millwright Helper
  • Motorboat-Mechanic Helper
  • Oil-Burner-Servicer-and-Installer Helper
  • Ordnance-Artificer Helper
  • Overhauler Helper
  • Pinsetter-Mechanic Helper
  • Powerhouse-Mechanic Helper
  • Pump-Servicer Helper
  • Refrigeration-Mechanic Helper
  • Repairer Helper
  • Rigger Helper
  • Salvager Helper
  • Service Planner
  • Service-Mechanic Helper, Compressed-Gas Equipment
  • 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
  • Tractor-Mechanic Helper