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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

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

Where in the Army? In the Army: Allied Trades Specialist; Allied Trades Warrant Officer; Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer; Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer; M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer; Maintenance Supervisor; Power Generation Equipment Repairer; Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer; Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer; Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer

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.


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


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
  • 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


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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • BIT Corp ProMACS PLC
  • KEYENCE PLC Ladder Logic
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology


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

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