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.

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

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