Maintenance technician

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a maintenance technician?

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What other positions are similar to a maintenance technician?

Positions similar to a maintenance technician include:

  • Plant Maintenance Technicians: These run, supervise and monitor operations of plant manufacturing machinery, like conveyor belts, motors, bearing, shafts and electrical systems.
  • Public Works Maintenance Technicians: During large infrastructure projects, these technicians inspect truck fleets, excavators and pulleys, to ensure they are safe and in good working conditions. They do manual labor like road and drainage repairs, operate road maintenance equipment, do plumbing and trim flower beds and weed parks in public places.
  • Building Maintenance Technicians: These technicians inspect daily and do routine repairs on commercial and industrial properties. They keep records of properties' occupants and building materials used for repairs.
  • Facilities Maintenance Technicians: These technicians do plumbing, carpentry, air conditioners and fire systems maintenance, painting, electrical work and primary engineering in buildings. They also inspect buildings from time to time to assess their conditions.
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How can a maintenance technician remain competitive?

To be competitive in the market today, maintenance technicians should stay updated on emerging opportunities in the various sectors needing their skills. They should also be keen to study and increase their skills to match what their targeted niche requires. Studying also increases their chances of a promotion.

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