Maintenance & Repair Worker

A hands-on career in Chattanooga’s largest industry

High-tech meets hands-on with precision equipment repair careers and training for new pros in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fabricate a Future in Chattanooga

In Chattanooga, maintenance and repair experts find work in a range of innovative industries such as automotive (Volkswagen for one), prosthetic devices and custom machinery. Manufacturing is Chattanooga’s largest industry and jobs continue to be added. Skill up at one of Chattanooga’s colleges with precision equipment repair training courses. Tap into Chattanooga’s tech trades, where your calling awaits.


Stats & Facts

Curious about this career? Check out your earning potential and job prospects

$39,000

Average salary

$60,300

Top 10% earners salary

18 months to two years

Average training time

1,102

Projected five-year job growth

2,039

Current jobs

Training

Chattanooga State Community College

  • Industrial Electronics
  • At Chattanooga State, learn how to install and maintain electrical and electronic systems. Graduates gain the skills to maintain and repair telecommunications, computers, televisions, radio systems, microprocessors and electronic controls systems. Day and night courses are available.
  • Training time required: 1,290 course hours
  • Contact: Email tcatss@chattanoogastate.edu or call 423-697-4433

Chattanooga State Community College

  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Machinists possess talent that appeals to a number of Chattanooga employers. Chattanooga State’s machine tool program covers all aspects of machining: safety, blueprint reading, tools and the operation of precision Computer Numeric Controls machines. Students also develop skills on lathes, vertical milling machines and surface grinders. CAD technology is part of the program. The college offers day and night courses.
  • Training time required: 1,290 course hours
  • Contact: Email tcatss@chattanoogastate.edu or call 423-697-4433

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

  • Engineering Technician
  • Study and become part of Chattanooga’s manufacturing workforce. Taught online and at your own pace, UT Chattanooga provides an intensive overview of what’s required to work as an engineering technician. Subjects include math, inspection, safety, materials, machining, quality, grinding, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, additive manufacturing, assembly and design.
  • Training time required: Self-paced. Students have 18 months to complete the program.
  • Contact: Call 855-520-6806
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