Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.Number of Jobs in 2010: 1,226
Number of Jobs in 2020: 1,296
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 5.7
Annual Openings: 31
Entry Wage: $18.62
Median Wage: $24.07
Education Requirement: High school diploma or equivalent
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- Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
- Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
- Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
- Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
- Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
- Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
- Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
- Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
- Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
- Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
- Record repairs and maintenance performed.
- Study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
- Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
- Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
- Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
Indivduals currently working as Industrial Machinery Mechanics can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General*
- Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines*
- Maintenance Workers, Machinery
- Automotive Master Mechanics*
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
- Manufacturing Production Technicians
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Last updated on January 29, 2013