A maintenance worker is responsible for the routine maintenance and repair procedures for the equipment in a building, whether it be a farm, office, apartment or school. Job responsibilities of a maintenance worker include repairing buildings and equipment, performing maintenance procedures for equipment regularly, the cleaning and inspection of equipment, the installation of new equipment and procedures, and maintaining records of maintenance and repair procedures.
In most cases, a high school diploma is required to be a maintenance worker. Helpful job skills include handiness, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, ability to learn quickly on the job, communication skills, ability to follow instructions, and good decision-making skills. The future job market outlook for a maintenance worker is fair.