A home repair worker repairs and maintains residential structures and systems. Analyzing structural, plumbing, electrical and ventilation malfunctions and correcting them are significant parts of the job. Preparing bids and estimates for customers is required.
A general knowledge of basic home repairs and solutions is necessary. Analytical abilities help the repair person quickly assess problems and devise practical solutions. Time management skills enable completion of multiple jobs in defined time periods. Skills in using hand and small power tools are helpful.
No formal educational requirements exist for the job. Letters of reference from satisfied customers help build the credibility of home repair persons. A background in home maintenance or repair is an asset.