What does a Maintenance Mechanic do?

A maintenance mechanic is responsible for the upkeep of buildings and mechanical systems, such as heating and cooling systems. In some cases, maintenance mechanics split their time between repair, maintenance, and the installation of system components and office hours. Additionally, maintenance mechanics are expected to perform emergency repairs, which necessitates the ability to troubleshoot promptly. Maintenance mechanics typically work with large production machines, usually in factories.

A high school diploma along with successful completion of a vocational school is suitable for maintenance mechanic positions though more complex tasks may require additional licenses. Successful maintenance mechanics possess excellent computer, mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Install, assemble and test new machines and equipment
  • Schedule and perform routine preventative maintenance and service for each piece of equipment
  • Inspect machines regularly for signs of malfunctions, including visual and sound inspections
  • Use a variety of power and hand tools to perform job functions
  • Complete repairs and parts replacements
  • Work effectively with other team members in a loud environment
  • Repair, install, adjust or maintain machines or vehicles
  • Complete written record of work performed
  • Successful trade or vocational school completion
  • Associate's degree in mechanical, electrical or engineering specialties (preferred)
  • 2 years experience in one or more of the building trades
  • Valid driver's license
  • Strong mechanical and manufacturing experience
  • Ability to walk, stand, and lift heavy objects for an extended period of time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to act competently in emergencies
  • Working knowledge of two or more trades

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
18%
2 - 4
57%
5 - 7
4%
8+
21%

Common Skill Sets

PLC Programming
MS Office Applications
Excellent Communication
Exhaust Systems
English Language
Ladder LOGIC
Diagnosis
Hydraulics Pneumatics

Maintenance Mechanic Seniority Levels

L2
Maintenance Mechanic
$52,688/yr
Maintenance Technician
24% made the transition
Maintenance Engineer
11% made the transition
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Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Average Base Pay

$52,688 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$37K
Median: $53K
$75K
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