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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 3,7143,840 3.4154 210377
United States 1,432,6001,545,100 7.960,700 82,800154,750

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.1711.8314.71 18.7924.5330.36
Alaska 24.5115.5017.91 23.2230.0636.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.4914.7217.63 22.4528.6735.28
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.3715.8818.60 26.5032.0837.95
Balance of State 24.8315.7317.96 23.4030.5637.37

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

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

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

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

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Aerial and Scissor Lift Training

AVTEC   (Seward)
Confined Space Entry/Rescue
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

LTR Training Systems, Inc.   (Anchorage)
Bear Awareness & Handgun Defense
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Aerial Lift/008
Confined Space Entry/011
Confined Space Entry/011
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
Fall Protection Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
Fall Protection, Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
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, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Associate of Science OEC

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

Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Construction Trades Certificate