Maintenance/Repair Workers, General (SOC 49-9071)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description

Perform work involving the skills of 2 or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Exclude "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.



Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General is classified as an occupation whose job duties do not rely on the use of technology.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2010: 1,190
Projected Regional Employment 2020: 1,350
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 160
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 13.40%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 20
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 15

Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2010: 102,800
Projected Texas Employment 2020: 121,360
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 18,560
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 18.10%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 1,890
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 1,855

National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2010: 1,289,000
Projected National Employment 2020: 1,431,000
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 142,000
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 11%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available


Additional Labor Market Information


Turnover: AVERAGE
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 40.8
Average Years in Occupation: 1.3
Average Years with Current Employer: 5.9
Percent Female: 3.7%
Percent Non-White: 19.3%


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