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Mechanic and Repairer Helpers

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than 90% of the Economic Development Region (EDR) negotiated
wage as an average of all LWIA’s in the EDR AND at
least 25 annual average job openings in the EDR);
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data and information supporting a need in the region).
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bonus award under the Minimum Training Expenditure
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Mechanic and Repairer Helpers - Occupation Overview

  • Help skilled mechanics fix a variety of equipment
  • Are entry-level workers
  • Have a medium level of social interaction
  • Usually work indoors
  • Train on the job
  • May work evenings and weekends
  • Earn $24,854 per year (Illinois median)
  • Earn $24,210 per year (national median)

Mechanic and repairer helpers help experienced mechanics complete maintenance tasks.

Helpers assist mechanics to repair cars and industrial machinery. They also help mechanics who repair electrical and electronic equipment.

Helpers prepare work stations so that mechanics and repairers can do their work. They transfer tools, parts, and supplies to and from work stations. They position vehicles, machinery, and equipment that need to be repaired. For example, they might raise a car on a hydraulic lift.

Helpers also examine and test equipment and parts to find defects or to be sure they work properly.

Mechanic helpers take apart equipment that is not working properly. This may require that they disconnect wiring or tubing. Helpers sometimes hold or pass parts or tools to other workers.

After repairs are complete, mechanic helpers may put the equipment back together. In addition, they clean work areas and clean and lubricate tools.

Helpers sometimes perform simple repair or maintenance tasks. They may clean and oil equipment parts or components. They may apply protective coatings to prevent corrosion. They may prepare replacement parts and install them.


    

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