Repairer Helper

Assist Repairer in fixing machinery and equipment used in processing ore.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Repairer Helpers do?

Assists REPAIRER in repairing machinery and equipment used in processing ore: Cuts out worn parts of conveyor belts, using shears. Draws ends of belt together, using block and tackle, and splices ends with metal fasteners. Loosens sections of machines and equipment, such as turbo-generators, vibrating screens, air compressors, conveyors, crushers, condensers, and boilers, using handtools and electric hoist. Removes worn pipe sections from air, oil, steam, and waterlines, using wrenches and chain hoist. Cleans soot and scale from steam tubes and water-cooling pipes of pressure boilers, using brush and airhose. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Repairer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Furnace Repairer Helper, Paint Preparer, Relay-Tester Helper, Repair Helper, Rigging-Loft Repairer

    How to become a Repairer Helper

    Most Repairer Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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