Industrial Maintenance Technician

What They Do

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.

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Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts

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Maintain work equipment or machinery

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Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts

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Disassemble equipment in operation to detect potential problems

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Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning 

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Education

High school diploma or equivalent
On-the-job training

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Median Income

$53,590

Skills Needed

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Repairing machines or systems using the right tools

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Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

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Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

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Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

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Using equipment or systems.

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Testing how well a product or service works

Abilities Needed

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Holding or moving items with your hands

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Keeping your arm or hand steady

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Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command

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Putting together small parts with your fingers

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Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

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Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

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