Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
Common job titles of Industrial Machinery Mechanics include:
Experience and Education
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.
47.99% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
25.34% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
Study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
Record repairs and maintenance performed.
Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
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.
Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials, as necessary.
Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
Welding tip dressers
Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
Steam cleaning equipment
Socket wrench sets
Single-cut mill saw files
Side cutting pliers
Shielded arc welding tools
Screw pitch gauges
Robotic teach pendants
Reciprocating machinery combustion analyzers
Programmable logic controllers PLC
Portable welding equipment
Phillips head screwdrivers
Optical measuring equipment
Metal inert gas MIG welders
Metal cutting taps
Laser measuring equipment
Gas welding equipment
Flange facing machines
Electric rotary wire brushes
Cylindrical procedures squares
Channel lock pliers
Block and tackle equipment
Bearing heating ovens
Bearing bridge gauges
Angled feeler gauges
Airpowered descaling turbines
Airpowered descaling drills
Adjustable widemouth pliers
Computer aided design CAD software
Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
BIT Corp ProMACS PLC
Extranet Machine Tools Suite
Inventory tracking software
KEYENCE PLC Ladder Logic
Maintenance management softwareAll Technologies
Maintenance planning and control software
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Psychomotor Abilities › Reaction Time and Speed Abilities › Reaction Time
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.