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required for a maintenance and repair worker. For more detailed
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- Adjust functional parts of devices and control
instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and
- Align and balance new equipment after installation.
- Assemble, install and/or repair wiring, electrical
and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and
- Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and
other parts of machinery.
- Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to
correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts
catalogs as necessary.
- Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove
defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools.
- Inspect, operate, and test machinery and equipment in
order to diagnose machine malfunctions.
- Lay brick to repair and maintain buildings, walls,
arches and other structures.
- Maintain and repair specialized equipment and
machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores,
offices, and factories.
- Paint and repair roofs, windows, doors, floors,
woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures.
- Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that
machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate
efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings does not
- Plan and lay out repair work using diagrams,
drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, and schematic diagrams.
- Repair or replace defective equipment parts using
hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
- Estimate repair costs.
- Fabricate and repair counters, benches, partitions,
and other wooden structures such as sheds and outbuildings.
- Grind and reseat valves, using valve-grinding
- Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid
levels, replace filters, and perform other maintenance actions,
- Inspect used parts to determine changes in
dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and
other measuring instruments.
- Order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs
and suppliers, or obtain them from storerooms.
- Record maintenance and repair work performed and the
costs of the work.
- Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut
or join metal parts.
- Set up and operate machine tools to repair or
fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools.
- Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools,
such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision
measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.