Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Industrial machinery mechanics, often called machinery maintenance mechanics or industrial machinery repairers, inspect, maintain, repair, and adjust industrial production and processing machinery and equipment to ensure its proper operation in various industries. There are approximately 306,860 industrial machinery mechanics employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Maintain and repair factory machinery; install, assemble, or disassemble machinery
Alternate Title(s) Industrial Machinery Repairers, Machinery Maintenance Mechanics
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Apprenticeship or on-the-job training
Skills
  • Building/Trades
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Machinist
  • Skilled Mechanic
  • Journeyman Mechanic
  • Apprentice Machinery Mechanic

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