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
Maintenance Mechanic Salaries
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Maintenance Mechanic Career Path
Learn how to become a Maintenance Mechanic, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Maintenance Mechanic Insights
“Everyone here is nice and go above and beyond to help you any way they can.”
“Safety is #1 and that is the best thing and probably the only good thing about this company”
“Opportunity to progress and further your career if you show interest and willingness to apply yourself in new roles and responsibilities”
“The pay structure is based on a basic salary and then a supplementary pay to top this up.”
“There is no life outside of this place when you have to work every day.”
“The opportunity to progress in the company is great and I am looking forward to working towards potential job prospects within the company.”
“Good training and fun job experience”
“This day I spoke with Hr and that same Supervisor along with another green hat.”
Maintenance Mechanic Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Maintenance Mechanic
When working as a Maintenance Mechanic, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PLC Programming, MS Office Applications, Excellent Communication, Exhaust Systems and English Language.
- Maintenance Technician
- Maintenance Engineer
- Maintenance Manager
- Operations Manager
The most common qualifications to become a Maintenance Mechanic is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.