Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job Description:

Operate robots or computer-controlled machines to execute machine tasks on metal and plastic.

Associated Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
Salary & Education

Entry Level Earnings: $15.00 and up
Median Hourly Earnings: $23.00 and up
Experienced Earnings: $28.30
Typical Entry Level Education: High school diploma

Job Projections
2017 Jobs 19,815
2022 Jobs 21,884
Average Annual Openings: 2,183 per year
Average Monthly Hires (2017): 639
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