Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (49-9071)

Occupation description:  Perform work involving the skills of two 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. Excludes Maintenance Workers, Machinery (49-9043).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3,4713,597 3.613 93105
United States 1,374,7001,458,100 6.18,350 36,02044,370

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.9210.5813.55 17.7623.3229.16
Alaska 24.7715.3219.01 24.2029.7735.86
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.1615.1118.43 23.4629.2535.42
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.2115.5820.60 26.6332.2337.09
Southeast Region 21.8313.7316.77 21.1126.1531.33
Balance of State 26.1416.3120.77 25.8330.7636.97

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,943710 18.052.7 42.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation948
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation294
UI claimants previously working in occupation453
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,367
Number of job position postings 391
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Building Construction Technology

Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02

AVTEC   (Seward)
Construction Technology

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Abatement Certification Certificate
Confined Space Procedures Certificate
EPA/Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Construction Management Endorsement
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology I Certificate
Construction Technology II Certificate

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Facilities Maintenance

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Awareness Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Initial Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher Certificate
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Certificate
Confined Space Entry Certificate
Fall Protection

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
General Maintenance Tech Certificate

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
CTT: Facilities Maintenance OEC

University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry