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A maintenance person, also known as general maintenance worker, repair worker, handyman or repair technician, is responsible for keeping buildings, shops or equipment in good repair. Maintenance people often work in factories, hotels, hospitals, on college campuses, in public and private schools, at shopping plazas and in rental companies.
Maintenance people are generally responsible for:
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for maintenance person and repair workers is expected to grow six percent from 2018 to 2028, approximately the same as the average for all occupations. Demand for maintenance people may increase as rising home prices escalate the demand for remodeling and maintenance work.
The role of a maintenance person may be physically demanding. Maintenance personnel may have to lift heavy objects or stand for extended periods of time. The work usually involves walking, climbing and reaching.
Maintenance person typically works full time, including evenings, weekends and possibly holidays. Many maintenance employees have to be on call for emergency repairs outside of business hours.