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.
Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts
Maintain work equipment or machinery
Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts
Disassemble equipment in operation to detect potential problems
Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning
High school diploma or equivalent
Repairing machines or systems using the right tools
Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.
Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.
Using equipment or systems.
Testing how well a product or service works
Holding or moving items with your hands
Keeping your arm or hand steady
Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command
Putting together small parts with your fingers
Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down