$73,400 earning potential
Maintenance technicians perform preventative maintenance on the equipment in a plant or factory. They troubleshoot and repair equipment that has failed at the production line or in the shop. Maintenance technicians also give feedback on schedules, parts and supplies to improve accuracy and make things run smoothly.
You like to work without supervision
You like an active work environment
You like to think outside the box
You enjoy using hand and power tools
Your hand-eye coordination is on point
You're a problem solver
Where I trained: Arkansas Northeastern College
What I Earned: Certificate in welding, certificate in industrial electrical systems and an associate degree in steel-related technology
Employer: Nucor Yamato Steel
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Sources: Career One Stop (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
I like that there is no repetitive work. It is always something new - something different every single day."
Aaron spends his days performing preventative maintenance on overhead bridge cranes, as well as repairing them when they break down. This requires him to problem solve to figure out the puzzle of the crane's needs for repair.