Industrial Machinery Mechanic

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

Job Outlook through 2024

Employment Current: 15,790
Employment Projected: 19,230
Percentage Change: 21.8%

Education/Training

Training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Sample Job Titles

  • Fixer
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Loom Fixer
  • Machine Adjuster
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Master Mechanic
  • Mechanic
  • Overhauler

Duties

  • 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.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.

Skills

  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Average Wages in PA

Entry Level: $36,190
Average: $49,690
Experienced: $56,440