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Technician Job Overview

Maintenance technicians may work in several locations throughout a typical workday as they strive to solve problems and complete a number of tasks to maintain multiple buildings. They work in real estate, manufacturing, government, health care, social assistance and education. Technicians troubleshoot a variety of methods to fix problems. The most common job duties of a technician may include:

  • Maintaining machines, equipment, and buildings
  • Repairing machines and equipment when they have problems
  • Troubleshooting electrical devices and switches
  • Fixing electrical devices and switches
  • Performing preventative maintenance on a routine basis
  • Assembling machines
  • Setting up equipment
  • Planning repairs by implementing diagrams, computer images, or blueprint designs
  • Making and maintaining detailed records of completed work

Candidates who have a lot of patience and can work well by themselves may thrive as technicians. Technicians need to have strong dexterity, stellar customer service skills and excellent problem solving skills.

Technician Job Education Requirements

Most technician positions require candidates have at least a high school education. Few positions require that workers attain a higher education than that. However, technicians who wish to specialize and stand in the running for the best jobs should obtain training at a vocational school or trade school. Mechanical certifications are necessary for work with certain kinds of equipment.

Rather than achieving a high level of education, it’s more common for technicians to receive a great deal of on-the-job training, so they may start in entry-level maintenance worker positions and then work their way up to higher-paying jobs as their skill levels increase. Other maintenance jobs to consider are installation repair supervisor jobs or electrical maintenance supervisor jobs.

Technician Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a rather steady growth in the demand for technicians. In fact, it estimates a growth of 9 percent in technician jobs, which is around the same rate of increase for all occupations. There are currently around 1,325,100 Americans working as technicians, and that number is estimated to rise to around 1,450,300 in 2022. That means that 125,200 or so new technician jobs will be created.

Technician Job Salary Information

Technicians earned a median annual salary of $35,210 in 2012. The top earners who worked as technicians earned more than $57,260 per year, while the lowest earners in the position earned under $20,920. Those who stick with this career path should be able to command a higher salary as they improve their skills and gain more experience to bulk up their resumes.

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Make your next career move with an industry leader! PestBear is seeking a Pest Control Technician to join our team. For over 25 years, PestBear, Inc., a family owned business, has provided effective residential termite and home pest control to Florida residents. In this key role, you will provide pest control services by conducting inspections, placing pest control materials, and resolving custome...
Make your next career move with an industry leader! PestBear is seeking a Pest Control Technician to join our team. For over 25 years, PestBear, Inc., a family owned business, has provided effective residential termite and home pest control to Florida residents. In this key role, you will provide pest control services by conducting inspections, placing pest control materials, and resolving custome...
Make your next career move with an industry leader! PestBear is seeking a Pest Control Technician to join our team. For over 25 years, PestBear, Inc., a family owned business, has provided effective residential termite and home pest control to Florida residents. In this key role, you will provide pest control services by conducting inspections, placing pest control materials, and resolving custom...
Vander Haag's, Inc., (formerly Rife Heavy Duty) a rapidly growing trucks, parts, equipment, & service company is now hiring! We need: Diesel Technicians, Inventory Professionals, and Parts Sales Professionals. *Competitive Wages *Health Insurance *Dental & Vision *401K *Paid Holidays & Vacation *Friendly Atmosphere *State-of-the-art Facilities & Much more! Fill out an application on-line! 495 E 15...
A manufacturing company is seeking a 2nd shift technician in Glendale, AZ for a 8 month contract with possibility for extension. Local candidates only as there is no per diem for this role. Responsibilities for the Technician Conducts standardized laboratory tests, and routine experiments requiring use of well-established procedures and scientific/engineering terminology, but little understandin...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
The Senior Multi-Modality Technician (CT Technician) is responsible for daily oversight of Imaging operations under the direction of the Manager/Director and serves as subject expert in primary modality and as a point of contact for referring physicians. This position performs a variety of radiographic procedures under general supervision of departmental supervisor and Radiologist to assist in a d...
Fire Alarm Installation/Service/Testing Technician’s Needed DSS Fire Inc. We offer paid health insurance to all our employees and a 401k program. Take home vehicle for lead technicians. Minimum Qualifications: · 2 years of related experience in a technical field. · Ability to perform new installations, retrofits, service & repairs on electronic fire alarm and integrated security systems. · K...
Mold Technician/Maintenance Technician FIAMM Technologies has an immediate opening for a Mold/Maintenance Technician. The position will be responsible for supporting production efforts by executing preventative maintenance schedules, performing mold change activities, carrying out mold repairs, maintaining machinery, tools and equipment in a manner that reduces interruption of the facility’s prod...
A well-established commercial HVAC Company is actively seeking an experienced HVAC Service Technician for jobsites and clients throughout the Southern California area. This position would be responsible for the Los Angeles area, but might also be dispatched to surrounding counties (Orange, Riverside, and/or San Bernardino). We are looking for an individual currently living in or around the Los Ang...
PC Workstation Tech-Pleasanton, CA-Contract Opportunity Did you know that Gartner has positioned CompuCom as #1 in its Magic Quadrant for End-User Outsourcing? Come work for the leader today! Position will have 50-75% travel, possibly including overnight stays. Work mainly involves travel in and around Northern CA to various client sites (hospitals/pharmacies) Must utilize his/her own vehicle - ...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Lab Support ENGINEERING has an immediate need for an experienced Wireman to assemble and wire large control panels. 1st shift positions available now in Harrisburg and York areas! Immediate opportunities available for experienced Electrical Technicians / Wiring Technicians! MUST have previous experience wiring industrial control panels. Work with relays and switches. Control panel assembly an...
Lipten Mission Statement Lipten will make "power" a source of value for our clients by providing superior engineering, procurement and construction of steam, hot water, compressed air, chilled water and electrical systems. Lipten operates profitably throughout the world in an ethical, environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner while focusing on the core principals of systems’ safet...
We are hiring for a variety of full-time Architectural drafting positions! All experience levels: Entry Level through Job Captain! Company Profile · Company has been a market leader for nearly 50 years · 8 offices throughout the United States · 130+ employees · On pace to grow 23% next year · One of the most awarded firms in the country What This Company Offers You · Professional developm...
BUSY SHOP - TOP 20 FORD DEALER IN NATION - NO WEEKENDS About Our Dealership: As one of the top-selling dealerships in the US with over 50 years of serving customers, we are a busy shop year round. If you are looking for a shop where you can make some money, this is the place to apply. As a Dorian Ford Automotive Collision Repair Technician (Body Tech) or Repair Shop Technician (Service Tech) you...
Overview: Have you been searching for an EXCITING CAREER in a growing and dynamic company? LITHIA MOTORS, INC. NOW HIRING: **Experienced Volkswagen Technican **Experienced Lube Technician **Experienced Used Car Technician Business is thriving and that means we're hiring! We're looking for motivated and enthusiastic professionals to join our winning team! And that's where you come in! Tune ...
THE BRENENGEN AUTOGROUP's Chevrolet Buick Dealership in Sparta, Wisconsin has had a record year in 2014 and needs personnel to help it continue to grow. We have the following immediate opportunities available: QUICK SERVICE TECHNICIAN: Entry-level position working in the Quick Service area doing performing oil changes, tire rotations, inspections, and some light maintenance. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TEC...
NORTH ATLANTIC DISTRIBUTION (NORAD) We are a new vehicle automotive processing center in Quonset, RI. We have multiple job openings! - Managerial and Supervisor Positions - Clerical Assistants - Software Programmer - (Part-Time & Full-Time) Proficient in .NET and SQL - Network Engineer - (Part-Time & Full-Time) - Auto Body Technicians - Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance - Drivers- Move v...

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