Maintenance Clerk Job Description

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A maintenance clerk works under the supervision of an operations maintenance supervisor and repairs machinery, mechanical equipment and the structure of an establishment or building. The clerk's duties may also involve welding and pipe fitting.


A maintenance clerk repairs and adjusts manufacturing equipment, such as pallet racks, sweepers, sprinklers and forklifts in accordance with corporate policies and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. The clerk also moves objects and inspects equipment as necessary.

Skills, Competencies and Tools

A maintenance clerk must have manual dexterity, good vision and the ability to complete multiple tasks within deadlines. The clerk often uses pipe or tube cutters, power saws and tube drain removers, as well as calendar and scheduling software.

Proficiency and Compensation

A high school diploma or associate degree in mechanical engineering is usually necessary for a maintenance clerk position. Employers may consider individuals with less education if they have practical experience, however. According to the career data website Indeed, average annual wages for a maintenance clerk are $35,000 as of 2010.