Maintenance Employment Information
Maintenance Industry Overview
Any enterprise with a substantial physical plant or real estate requires maintenance work, a component of overhead that most companies must shoulder. Whether performed by a sole employee or by hundreds or thousands of contract workers, maintenance jobs are a reliable source of employment in sectors ranging from healthcare to automotive manufacturing to government. Large commercial equipment maintenance companies include Pratt & Whitney Engine Services and Aquilex Holdings; in the building-services sector, Serco Group and ABM Industries are major employers, according to Hoovers.
Maintenance Job Market
There were nearly 1.3 million jobs in general maintenance and repairs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Grounds maintenance workers held an additional 1.2 million jobs, and their ranks are projected to grow by another 254,600 by 2020, faster than the average occupation.
Work opportunities in maintenance are a boon to those with no more than a high school diploma, offering job security and pay that’s typically about twice the minimum wage. Maintenance employment levels fluctuate somewhat, but maintenance deferred in a recession often creates even more work during the eventual recovery. Although workers in grounds maintenance often suffer seasonal ups and downs in employment, the gradual migration of Americans to more temperate climes has created additional landscaping jobs that run year-round, or nearly so.
Common jobs in maintenance include janitor, groundskeeper, landscaper, maintenance mechanic, maintenance technician, maintenance supervisor, maintenance planner, maintenance electrician, maintenance engineer, maintenance director and maintenance manager.
Median wages for general maintenance and repair workers were $35,030 in 2011, according to the BLS. Grounds maintenance workers earned median salaries of $25,100. Maintenance jobs requiring additional training and skills can pay more. Machinery maintenance workers, for example, earned median salaries of $39,490, with the top 10 percent making $59,860. Aircraft maintenance managers earned a median of $73,237, with the top 10 percent making $109,246, according to online salary database PayScale.com.
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Service Technician - Part Time Indianola, IA-SAL006175 Position Profile If you have a passion for technology and a desire to help others, you may want to consider a career at U.S. Cellular. As someone with the knowledge and expertise to help our customers with their technical needs, your capacity for listening closely to our customers - in addition to offering solutions and education on our produc...
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Install/Maint/Repair PLUMBING/DRAIN SERVICE TECHNICIANS $1000 Hire Bonus RESCUE ROOTER of FWB, a Panhandle leader in residential Plumbing sales & service is GROWING! We need more great people! We reward great performance! We're proud to provide a company vehicle, year-round work, full range of benefits and opportunity to grow within a national company! To apply, please Dennis @ (850) 259-1116 Or s...
Niceville Auto Service Niceville, 32578
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Company Confidential Sandestin, 32550
newtoday.jpg Install/Maint/Repair Maintenance Experienced CPO certified maintenance person needed. FT with benefits. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 850-424-5750. Web ID#: 34253270 Text FL53270 to 56654...
Snow Tractor & Equipment Ayden, 28513
NewToday.jpg Trades SNOW TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OF AYDEN has an immediate opening full-time job opening for a: SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC but may not be limited to only small engine repairs. Experience is a must, applicant must furnish their own tools and have a valid drivers license. CALL (252)746-8200 FROM 8AM-5PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY...
Don Hall Heating & Cooling Graham, 27253
Trade Install Mechanic Growing company looking for a Residential Installer. If you are not making $50,000 per year + paid medical and dental you may want to give us a try. Background & Drug Testing is required. email resume to: email@example.com or Apply in person: 728 East Elm St Graham...
Company Confidential LINDSAY, CA, 93247
EXP. CITRUS Field Worker, irrigation & spraying. Clean DMV. Call Pat: 568-1013, weekdays 7 a.m. - 3 p.m....
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Harvest Container Company, Inc. is recruiting a Maintenance Mechanic. Min. 5 yrs. exp. preferred. A multi-task, mechanical/electrical background is required with proficiency in one or more of the following skills: hydraulics, pneumatics, or industrial motor control. Must have strong communication, organization, computer, problem solving, and leadership skills. Exp. w/corrugati...
Ken Pollock Auto Group Pittston, 18640
Ken Pollock Auto Group, the areas most progressive dealer, is looking for an: EXPERIENCED SERVICE ADVISOR Qualified Candidate will be experienced, organized and be able to work flexible hours. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or apply in person at Ken Pollock Auto Group 339 Highway 315 Pittston, PA 18640 Source: From Source - Times Leader Wilkes-Barre, PA...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79761
General IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Experienced Sprinkler Technician Employee benefits including insurance and retirement. Pay DOE. Must be able to pass drug test & must have clean driving record Apply in person: Rykin Pump Company 2333 N. Jackson Ave. Odessa, TX...
Company Confidential YUBA CITY, CA, 95992
NEEDS HIGH SCHOOL or College age helpers for yard work. Avail until about 1 pm. Call: (530) 674-7939.This ad posted through www.appealdemocrat.com...
Maintenance Assistant Supervisor Full Time/Hourly opening in the Maintenance Dept. Preference will be given to those with background in remodeling/carpentry, plumbing, electrical or facility maintenance; prior landscaping or grounds keeping is a definite plus. Email resume to: email@example.com or fill out application at 18500 Van Horn Rd Woodhaven. No phone calls. =...
Confidential Akron, 44308
Heavy Truck / Diesel Equipment Mechanic with CDL license needed in Orrville area. Contact Scott at 330-466-4537 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Shriner Sheet Metal Akron, 44308
HVAC Now hiring experienced Installers and Service Techs. Call Shriner Sheet Metal at 330-435-6735 OH Lic. 14786 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
OIL/LUBE TECH. Light duty Mechanic. 5 & 1/2 days per week. Salary + bonus. Must have valid DL . We Drug Test! Apply in person at PATRICK GOODYEAR 6605 I-40 W. No phone calls...
HVAC Service Tech / Installers / Maintenance Tech * 3 yrs. min. Experience * EPA card * Good Driving Record * Background Check * Drug Testing Great Pay & Benefits Duggan's One Hour A/C 706-733-8703...
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Must be HVAC certified. Experience required. E-mail Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Description Description The Manager of Core/Security HIM role is responsible for: 1.Managing the coordination of the system settings and security at a global level; 2.Overseeing the system standards are maintained and adhered to by all stakeholders; 3.Documenting and communication (in a collaborative manner) system standards: 4.Working with departments on business design requirements; validating d...
O&M: facility management, facility svcs, help desk, MRO procurement.
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