Industrial Machinery Mechanics
SOC: 49-9041.00

Description:

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
332,200 employed

Projected (2024):
391,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Anode Rebuilder
  • Appliance Fixer
  • Appliance Mechanic
  • Appliance Repairer
  • Apprentice, Machinist, Outside
  • Area Mechanic
  • Automatic Pinsetter Adjuster
  • Automotive Maintenance Equipment Servicer
  • Aviation Support Equipment Repairer
  • Bag Adjuster
  • Bag Machine Adjuster
  • Bakery Machine Mechanic
  • Belt Repairer
  • Boilerhouse Mechanic
  • Breakdown Man
  • Breakdown Worker
  • Broach Setter
  • Broach Trouble Shooter
  • Buhr Dresser
  • Canal Equipment Mechanic
  • Card Clothier
  • Case Finishing Machine Adjuster
  • Cellophane Casting Machine Repairer
  • Chain Repairer
  • Changer Fixer
  • Channel Man
  • Channel Worker
  • Chemical Processing Equipment Repairer
  • Clothing Man
  • Clothing Worker
  • Comb Fixer
  • Comb Maker
  • Comb Setter
  • Comber Setter
  • Composing Room Machinist
  • Composing Room Machinist Apprentice
  • Compressed Gas Equipment Mechanic
  • Compressed Gas Equipment Service Mechanic
  • Compressed Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanic
  • Conveyor Belt Installer
  • Conveyor Installer
  • Conveyor Maintenance Mechanic
  • Conveyor Mechanic
  • Cooling Tower Technician
  • Crusher Screen Repairer
  • Deck Mechanic
  • Deep Submergence Vehicle Crewmember
  • Dryer and Washer Mechanic
  • Electronic Production Line Maintenance Mechanic
  • Envelope Folding Machine Adjuster
  • Envelope Machine Adjuster
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Erector
  • Felt Checker
  • Felt Machine Mechanic
  • Feltman
  • Field Service Technician
  • Filling Station Equipment Mechanic
  • Finished Metal Repairer
  • Fitter Up
  • Fixer
  • Fixture Fabricator Repairer
  • Fixture Repairer-Fabricator
  • Flat Clothier
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Foiling Machine Adjuster
  • Forge Shop Machine Repairer
  • Forming Machine Adjuster
  • Foundry Equipment Mechanic
  • Frame Fixer
  • Fuel System Maintenance Worker
  • Garnett Mechanic
  • Gas Plant Repairer
  • Gas Turbine Mechanic
  • Gas Welding Equipment Mechanic
  • Gasoline Pump Mechanic
  • Glass Lined Tank Repairer
  • Harness Builder
  • Hydraulic Mechanic
  • Hydraulic Press Servicer
  • Hydraulic Repairer
  • Hydraulic Rubbish Compactor Mechanic
  • Hydroelectric Machinery Mechanic
  • Industrial Conveyor Belt Repairer
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Machine System Technician
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Inspecting Machine Adjuster
  • Installer
  • Jacquard Fixer
  • Jacquard Loom Card Changer
  • Knitter Mechanic
  • Knitting Machine Mechanic
  • Laundry Machine Mechanic
  • Lineman
  • Liner Replacer
  • Link Trainer Maintenance Man
  • Link Trainer Maintenance Worker
  • Linotype Machinist
  • Linotype Machinist Apprentice
  • Linotype Mechanic
  • Loom Fixer
  • Loom Fixer Apprentice
  • Loom Mechanic
  • Loom Overhauler
  • Loom Technician
  • Lubrication Equipment Servicer
  • Machine Adjuster
  • Machine Clothing Man
  • Machine Clothing Replacer
  • Machine Clothing Worker
  • Machine Fixer
  • Machine Maintenance Repairer
  • Machine Operator Slitter Technician
  • Machine or Machinery Mechanic
  • Machine Overhauler
  • Machine Repairer
  • Machine Tool Mechanic
  • Machine Tool Rebuilder
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Repairman
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturers Service Representative
  • Marine Equipment Machinery Maintenance Mechanic
  • Marine Erector
  • Marine Machinist
  • Marine Mechanic
  • Master Machinist
  • Master Mechanic
  • Mechanic
  • Mill Dresser
  • Mill Set Up
  • Mining and Quarrying Machinery Repairer
  • Mobile Equipment Servicer
  • Monotype Machinist
  • Monotype Mechanic
  • Motor Rebuilder
  • Needle Board Repairer
  • Needle Straightener
  • Oil Field Equipment Mechanic
  • Outfitter
  • Outside Machinist
  • Oven Equipment Repairer
  • Overhauler
  • Parts Salvager
  • Pin Puller
  • Pin Pusher
  • Pin Setter
  • Pneumatic Tool Repairer
  • Pneumatic Tube Repairer
  • Powder Line Repairer
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Powerhouse Mechanic Apprentice
  • Press Maintainer
  • Printing Machine Mechanic
  • Printing Machinist
  • Printing Mechanist
  • Production Mechanic
  • Pump Erector
  • Pump Mechanic
  • Pump Servicer
  • Reed Man
  • Reed Repairer
  • Reed Worker
  • Regulator Mechanic
  • Repair Miller
  • Repairer
  • Repairer, Screen, Crusher
  • Rig Mechanic
  • Roll Cutter
  • Roll Filler
  • Roll Mechanic
  • Roller Coverer
  • Roller Mechanic
  • Roller Repairer
  • Roller Shop Utility Worker
  • Rubberizing Mechanic
  • Scale Mechanic
  • Screen and Cyclone Repairer
  • Section Leader
  • Section Leader and Machine Setter
  • Section Repairer
  • Service Station Equipment Mechanic
  • Set Up Worker
  • Sewing Machine Adjuster
  • Sewing Machine Maintenance Mechanic
  • Sewing Machine Repairer
  • Shaker Repairer
  • Shop Assistant
  • Shuttle Fixer
  • Siene Maker
  • Silk Screen Repairer
  • Slitter Service and Setter
  • Smelting and Refining Ore Dressing Repairer
  • Spare Fixer
  • Spindle Plumber
  • Spinner Fixer
  • Spray Gun Repairer
  • Stoker Erector and Servicer
  • Stone Dresser
  • Switch Repairer
  • Test Engine Mechanic
  • Textile Machine Maintenance Mechanic
  • Tipple Engineer
  • Tool and Fixture Repairer
  • Tool Filer
  • Tool Mechanic
  • Tool Setter
  • Tooling Mechanic
  • Tow Motor Mechanic
  • Tower Technician
  • Treatment Plant Mechanic
  • Turbine Mechanic
  • Underground Mine Machinery Mechanic
  • Utility Systems Repairer Operator
  • Washery Engineer
  • Washing Machine Mechanic
  • Water or Power Generation Plant Machinery Maintenance Mechanic
  • Water Treatment Plant Repairer
  • Wax Pattern Repairer
  • Welding Equipment Repairer
  • Welding Systems and Equipment Repairer
  • Welding, Brazing, and Burning Machine Repairer
  • Wet Process Head Miller
  • Wheel and Caster Repairer
  • Wind Tunnel Mechanic
  • Winder Fixer
  • Wire Repairer
  • X Ray Equipment Mechanic


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
  • Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
  • Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
  • Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Acetylene torches
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air compressors
  • Airhammer chisels
  • Airpowered descaling drills
  • Airpowered descaling turbines
  • Alignment scopes
  • Alignment tools
  • Allen wrenches
  • Ammeters
  • Angled feeler gauges
  • Aviation snips
  • Bandsaws
  • Bearing bridge gauges
  • Bearing heating ovens
  • Block and tackle equipment
  • Boring tools
  • Brass hammers
  • Brazing equipment
  • Broaching machines
  • Burnishing wheels
  • Calipers
  • Chain falls
  • Chain hoists
  • Channel lock pliers
  • Combination wrenches
  • Cutting dies
  • Cutting machines
  • Cylindrical grinders
  • Cylindrical procedures squares
  • Desktop computers
  • Dial calipers
  • Drill presses
  • Electric rotary wire brushes
  • Emery wheels
  • Engine lathes
  • Equipment rollers
  • Facing machines
  • Feeler gauges
  • Flange facing machines
  • Flat files
  • Flow meters
  • Forklifts
  • Gas welding equipment
  • Gauges
  • Grease guns
  • Grinding wheels
  • Half-round files
  • Hammers
  • Hand pumps
  • Handsaws
  • Hex wrenches
  • Hoists
  • Hydraulic pullers
  • Hydraulic squeezers
  • Hydrostatic testers
  • Impact wrenches
  • Inside micrometers
  • Jacks
  • Jigs
  • Ladders
  • Lapping wheels
  • Laser measuring equipment
  • Laser printers
  • Lathes
  • Level gauges
  • Levels
  • Magnetic retrievers
  • Metal cutting taps
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Micrometers
  • Milling machines
  • Multimeters
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Optical measuring equipment
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Outside micrometers
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pinchbars
  • Pipe threaders
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Plasma cutters
  • Plumb bobs
  • Pneumatic hammers
  • Portable welding equipment
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power sanders
  • Power saws
  • Power wrenches
  • Precision grinders
  • Precision levels
  • Precision squares
  • Pressure gauges
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Pry bars
  • Punch presses
  • Punches
  • Putty knives
  • Radial drills
  • Ratchet sets
  • Reamers
  • Reciprocating machinery combustion analyzers
  • Rigging equipment
  • Riveting tools
  • Robotic teach pendants
  • Rotating brushes
  • Rubber mallets
  • Rulers
  • Sandblasters
  • Scalers
  • Scissor lifts
  • Scrapers
  • Screw pitch gauges
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shaping machines
  • Shielded arc welding tools
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Single-cut mill saw files
  • Sledgehammers
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Soldering irons
  • Space gauges
  • Spot welders
  • Squares
  • Staging platforms
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Steel wedges
  • Straightedges
  • Strobe tachometers
  • Stud drivers
  • Tachometers
  • Tape measures
  • Telescoping gauges
  • Thickness gauges
  • Threading devices
  • Transit levels
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
  • Turning lathes
  • Utility knives
  • Vacuum gauges
  • Vacuum lifts
  • Vernier instruments
  • Vibration analyzers
  • Vises
  • Voltmeters
  • Welding lenses
  • Welding shields
  • Welding tip dressers
  • Wire cutters
  • Workshop cranes
  • BIT Corp ProMACS PLC
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Extranet Machine Tools Suite
  • KEYENCE PLC Ladder Logic
  • Maintenance management software
  • Maintenance planning and control software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • SAP software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990