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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Also called: Fixer, Loom Fixer, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician

What they do:
Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Technical
  • planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds
  • pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • BIT Corp ProMACS PLC
  • KEYENCE PLC Ladder Logic
Computer aided design CAD software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$47,910
per year, on average
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