Maintenance & Construction Job Descriptions

Aircraft Mechanic Job Description

Aircraft mechanics maintain and repair the avionic and mechanical equipment needed to make planes and helicopters operate safely. This includes repairing, inspecting and maintaining the structural, mechanical and electronic elements of the aircraft, replacing parts, measuring wear and assessing whether parts need repair or replacement.

Apartment Manager Job Description

Apartment managers look after apartment building and housing to make sure it is in good working order, looks clean and well-maintained and everything is in working order. Apartment managers may work for a real estate company, a third party management company, or directly for the building owner.

Apprentice Electrician Job Description

Apprentices electricians are people who are on their first step toward becoming fully licensed and capable journeyman electricians. Apprentices are people who have started to learn from other journey and master electricians in apprenticeship programs, usually through a union or trade organization.

Assembler Job Description

Assemblers are the people that take all of the parts of products and put them together. From toy cars to refrigerators to computers to commercial airplanes, assemblers help put it all together.

Attendant Job Description

Attendants have an eye for detail and service with a smile. Attendants work in specific areas in a company to keep it clean, stocked, and keep the customers happy.

Cable Installer Job Description

Cable installers work in homes and businesses to install and repair telecommunications cables, This could be phone lines, internet cables or cable television.

Carpenter Job Description

Carpenters do many jobs in construction, building or repairing structures, which can mean anything from framing a house to building stairs and door frames to putting in cabinetry or drywall.

Computer Repair Technican

Computer repair technicians assess, repair and maintain computers for companies and individuals. They may work directly for a large company, at repair shops, or for computer repair companies which travel to the customer's location

CNC Machinist Job Description

CNC machinists work with computer numeric controlled (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials.

Construction Worker Job Description

Other people see a pile of two by fours, you see a stack of pure potential. Your most vital accessory is a tape measure. Sound familiar? Then grab a hard hat and seriously consider a job as a construction worker!

Construction Driver Job Description

Do you like to get your hands dirty? Have you always wanted to drive a dump truck, operate a wrecking ball or steer a crane? Check out these technical driver jobs--and don't forget your hard hat.

Construction Manager Job Description

That person holding the blueprints on a building site? That's a construction manager. Construction managers, also known as general contractors or project managers, oversee and allocate resources for any number of construction projects, from houses and buildings to bridges and skyscrapers.

Custodian Job Description

Custodians, also known as janitors, keep buildings clean. Custodians work to make sure that all types of buildings are neat, clean, free from clutter and safe.

Electrical Technician Job Description

Electrical technicians help create, maintain and repair the electronic components and equipment used in any equipment or device that involves electricity. They can sometimes work with electricians or electrical engineers, or work on site to keep machinery and specialty equipment running correctly.

Electrician Job Description

Due to extensive job training, most electricians are qualified to choose among a variety of work environments including construction, electrical maintenance, commercial, residential and contracting.

Electrical Engineer Job Description

If you have an aptitude for putting together and taking apart electrical equipment, or interested in how electronics and devices work, then you might find a shockingly good career as an electrical engineer.

Equipment Mechanic Job Description

Equipment mechanics work in a number of fields to inspect, repair, replace and service mechanical equipment.

Equipment Operator Job Description

Equipment operators are specially licensed and trained individuals who work on heavy equipment at construction sites. This can be an earthmover like a bulldozer or paving equipment like an asphalt spreader or a piledriver.

Facilities Manager Job Description

Facilities managers make sure the buildings and grounds are maintained, which entails daily and weekly cleaning schedules as well as determining and scheduling repairs, renovation projects, waste reduction improvements and safety inspections.

Flagger Job Description

They are the men and women along roads and highways who help traffic keep flowing through a construction zone, despite a shutdown of lanes.

Grounds Maintenance Worker Job Description

A career in grounds maintenance can include lawn care, landscaping, tree trimming, outdoor pest control and more.

Groundskeeper Job Description

Groundskeepers work on the lawns and grounds of houses, businesses and parks to keep them healthy, pleasant and free from giant, man-eating Venus Flytraps.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Description

Heavy equipment mechanics know how to troubleshoot problems for their industry, and are ready to get dirty when it comes to disassembling and reassembling engines and other components.

HVAC Worker Job Description

Your talents keep people warm and toasty in mid-winter, or comfortably cool in the hottest of summer heat waves. As if wielding this kind of power isn't reward enough on its own, you are well paid to keep grateful populace comfortable.

Industrial Electrician Job Description

Industrial electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial facilities: factories, businesses and other places that pull more power and have more complex systems than your typical house.

Janitor Job Description

Janitors and janitorial custodians are building maintenance professionals who keep offices, businesses, schools and stores clean.

Landscaper Job Description

Landscapers and groundskeepers do pretty much anything that involves a yard: raking, mowing, trimming, planting, digging, mulching and all sorts of other fun things.

Maintenance Job Description

Maintenance workers are responsible for maintenance and repair work for buildings and job sites like offices, apartment complexes, government agencies and schools.

Master Electrician Job Description

Master electricians are the top of their field. They have the experience and knowledge to tackle the most complex electrical systems, having moved past apprentice and journeyman electrician status.

Material Handler Job Description

Material handlers work in warehouses and production facilities to move products. This might mean finding materials on the shelves and wrapping them and putting them on a delivery truck, or pulling materials off the truck and putting them in the proper shelf spot.

Metal Fabricator Job Description

Metal fabricators are the people who create the components and parts that are made out of metal. They might work on putting together one set of components or work on the finished product.

MIG Welder Job Description

MIG welders use metal inert gas (MIG), also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to join metal together. A MIG welding machine uses direct current to melt the metal and join it to another piece of metal, while a gas like argon to disperse contaminants from the welding zone.

Millwright Job Description

When a factory is updating its equipment, you will see a millwright in all aspects of their job. They will carefully take apart, categorize and store or move old equipment, analyze plans for new equipment, map out space and unpack and assemble new equipment. Millwrights also repair worn or broken parts.

Painter Job Description

Painters work in a variety of jobs to paint things. Buildings, houses, cars, toys, you name it, and a painter painted it.

Porter Job Description

Porters do a bit of everything to keep businesses running cleanly and smoothly. Similar to custodians and janitors, porters work to make sure that all types of buildings are neat, clean, free from clutter and safe.

Pipefitter Job Description

Pipefitters work in factories and other industrial work spaces to install, repair and maintain pipes that carry liquids and gases, chemicals or acids throughout the facility. This might be in power plants or the HVAC systems in big office buildings.

Plumber Job Description

Plumbers install and repair water supply lines, waste disposal systems, and related appliances and fixtures to keep homes and businesses flowing smoothly.

Press Brake Operator Job Description

Press brake operators produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials using a press brake, a computer numeric controlled (CNC) piece of equipment that makes precision bends, punches, or cuts into material.

Property Manager Job Description

Property managers look after buildings, housing, industrial spaces and other property to make sure it is in good working order, looks clean and well-maintained and everything is in working order.

Punch Press Operator Job Description

Punch press operators produce parts from metal, plastic or other materials using a punch press, a computer numeric controlled (CNC) piece of equipment that makes precision cuts, grinds and punches into metal, plastic, composite or other material.

Roofer Job Description

Make it to the top by becoming a roofer. Roofers work on houses and buildings to build, maintain and repair roofs. They use a variety of tools and materials to get the job done and depending on the type of roof, including asphalt, galvanized steel, and shingles.

Sheet Metal Worker Job Description

Sheet metal workers create, maintain, repair and install items made out of sheet metal, the thin metal sheets that are used in air conditioning/heating ductwork, roofing, siding, gutters and more.

Tool and Die Makers Job Description

Tool and die makers work with computer controlled machinery and mechanical equipment to cut, shape and finish tools made of metal, or forge die casts for creating molds for materials made out of metal, plastic, ceramic and more.