Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (49-9098)

Occupation description:  Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 858889 3.642 66111
United States 120,200133,500 11.16,100 9,60017,030

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 14.639.3310.97 13.7017.3521.82
Alaska 15.8810.0211.09 15.8918.4823.74
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.4010.8613.45 16.6718.6122.14
Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.6710.0211.75 15.9617.9519.18
Southeast Region 16.7110.0211.50 16.6618.9326.18
Balance of State 15.2310.0110.02 11.6618.5126.36

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,163278 23.931.9 24.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation305
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation131
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,046
Number of job position postings 246
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.3

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

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

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Cook Inlet Training Standards/24 Hour Hazwoper
Cook Inlet Training Standards/Hazwoper Refresher (8 Hours)
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety (16 Hours)
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety Refresher (8 Hours)

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
North Slope Training Cooperative

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Unescorted Module - NSTC01
Unescorted Module Update/Refresher - NSTC02

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Cook Inlet Training Standards & Industrial Safety (CITS) Certificate
North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), Optional H2S/FES Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
NSTC 6 PACK Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Endorsement

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
NSTC 2014 ASH Update / 003
NSTC Confined Space Entry / 004
NSTC Energy Isolation / 005
NSTC Fall Protection / 006
NSTC Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Module/002
NSTC Respiratory Protection /007
NSTC Unescorted/001
PEC Premier Basic Orientation / 051
PEC Premier Core Compliance / 052

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
North Slope Training Consortium (NTSC)