OVERVIEW OF A CAREER IN TRADES & SERVICES


WORKING IN TRADES & SERVICES

What is it like to work in Maintenance?

A general maintenance and repair worker who maintains and repairs the machinery and mechanical equipment in a building. They work on everything from painting the floors to repairing and cleaning machinery, electrical appliances and sanitary facilities.

A maintenance person will have a knowledge of how to: 

  • Plaster a ceiling / wall and make good repairs

  • Install drywall 

  • Repair electrical faults

  • Attend to issues with plumbing 

  • Have a basic knowledge of air conditioning, heating & ventilation systems

  • Paint different types of surfaces including timber, masonry and metal

Crucially, maintenance personnel need to be able to recognise when a job is above their qualification level and requires a more specialized tradesperson (such as a qualified electrician, plumber, engineer etc) to assist with repairs / installation.

However, on the whole maintenance workers have a very good understanding across a wide range of trade disciplines and are skill in using a wide variety of tools and equipment to enable them to carry out the job to the best of t...


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#1California1,088
#2California1,039
#3California742
#4New York616
#5Florida498
#6Colorado482
#7Colorado459
#8North Carolina370
#9Illinois367
#10Massachusetts360


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