Most sectors offer maintenance jobs, including maintenance of infrastructure, roads and buildings, electronic and electrical networks and systems. As maintenance worker, you have the choice of worker for a government institution or department, smaller organisation or even a private estate or homeowner. Maintenance jobs require the regular checking, cleaning, maintaining, repairing or installing of devices, material or electronics. Depending on your specific maintenance field, either tertiary education or practical job training may be required. Maintenance jobs may also include highly specialised work such as aircraft and maritime maintenance for which more specialised and technical training will be necessary. The industry offers opportunity for career advancement especially where infrastructure and equipment maintenance is relevant.
The daily responsibilities of a maintenance worker may include starting the day with maintenance checks and inspection for infrastructure, equipment or machinery. Where repairs are needed, the maintenance worker needs to assess the level of repair needed, i.e. maintenance and repair work can include applying lubricates or more intense repairs such as replacing parts or infrastructure. The maintenance worker relies on either hand tools or machinery to perform these tasks. Maintenance workers usually work as part of a team and under the control of a supervisor or site manager.