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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.3710.9713.91 18.1123.7529.67
Alaska 24.8715.3618.61 24.2030.0736.45
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.0614.2017.77 23.3329.6135.92
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.3315.9320.94 26.7531.7637.19
Southeast Region 22.7815.4317.79 22.4027.2731.20
Balance of State 26.3016.1619.87 25.5931.4838.12

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
4,133838 20.352.8 43.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation885
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation321
UI claimants previously working in occupation474
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,629
Number of job position postings 335
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.8

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

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

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Building Construction Technology

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry (8 Hours)
Confined Space Rescue (16 Hours)

 Degree
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

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Construction Technology

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

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

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

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Confined Space Entry/011
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

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

 Degree
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

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Associate of Science OEC

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

 Degree
Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Construction Trades Certificate