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North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Qualification: Balanced SOC code: 499071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes “Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (499043).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Balanced All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Balanced Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Balanced Seattle King WDA: King County
Balanced Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Not in demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Balanced Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Balanced North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Balanced South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Balanced South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Balanced North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Balanced South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Balanced South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Demand Eastern Washington WDA I: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties
Demand Eastern Washington WDA II: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman counties
Demand Eastern Washington WDA III: Columbia, Walla Walla counties