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
EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Average Base Pay

£33,624 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £34K
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Maintenance Mechanic Career Path

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Mechanical Technician
8 Sep 2021

“Everyone here is nice and go above and beyond to help you any way they can.”

Trained Fitter
28 Jan 2021

“The pay structure is based on a basic salary and then a supplementary pay to top this up.”

Neenah FoundryNeenah Foundry
Maintenance Mechanic
11 Jan 2021

“There is no life outside of this place when you have to work every day.”

Maintenance Mechanic
4 May 2021

“Close to home and pay pretty good”

National GridNational Grid
Utility Mechanic
24 Jun 2021

“Work and life balance was rough”

Chicago Transit AuthorityChicago Transit Authority
Bus Mechanic
20 Oct 2021

“Good benefit and retirement package”

Dialed-in Fabrication
Maintenance Mechanic
10 Sep 2021

“only 5 paid holidays and no benefits”

Mechanical Technician
5 Aug 2020

“Too many managers/supervisors. Really top heavy.”

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