Skip to page content
Wage and Hour Division
Bookmark and Share

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

23370 General Maintenance Worker

Performs general maintenance and repair of equipment and buildings requiring practical skill and knowledge (but not proficiency) in such trades as painting, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, and electrical work. Work involves a variety of the following duties: Replacing electrical receptacles, wires, switches, fixtures, and motors; using plaster or compound to patch minor holes and cracks in walls and ceilings; repairing or replacing sinks, water coolers, and toilets; painting structures and equipment; repairing or replacing concrete floors, steps, and sidewalks; replacing damaged panelling and floor tiles; hanging doors and installing door locks; replacing broken window panes; and performing general maintenance on equipment and machinery.

Excluded are:

  1. Craft workers included in a formal apprenticeship or progression program based on training and experience;
  2. Skilled craft workers required to demonstrate proficiency in one or more trades;
  3. Workers performing simple maintenance duties not requiring practical skill and knowledge of a trade (e.g., changing light bulbs and replacing faucet washers).