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What Does an Industrial Machinery Mechanic Do?

It’s hard to imagine that a cookie factory and an airport luggage facility would have openings for a similar position, but they do. Industrial machinery mechanics, also called industrial maintenance technicians, are the people who repair and maintain equipment in commercial and industrial facilities.

Because these technicians operate on so many different types of machines, their skill sets must be equally diverse, often including welding, electrical wiring and rebuilding equipment. Those with a working knowledge of specialty areas like hydraulics are at an advantage. Millwrights are maintenance technicians who become experts in specific large industrial equipment and move them, piece by piece, to another location.

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49,280+
An industrial machinery mechanic does maintenance on an automatic robot arm in an auto factory
The need for industrial machinery mechanics and millwrights is expected to grow 13% from 2009 to 2029. Workers with the widest range of skills will see the most opportunities. (Credit: Simon Kadula/Shutterstock)
Duties + Responsibilities
  • Clean, lubricate and maintain equipment and machinery
  • Use technical manuals and diagnostic equipment to assess why machines are not working
  • Repair machinery
  • Weld and cut metal parts
  • Be proficient with electronics
  • Adhere to all safety requirements
Education + Training

Employers typically require a high school diploma or equivalent for an entry-level position. Some positions require an associate degree. New workers should expect to get about one year of on-the-job training to become technicians while millwrights will train for up to four years.

You May Be a Good Fit for This Position If You
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Possess good mechanical skills
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Are good at problem-solving

Industrial Machinery Mechanic training in your area

Coordinates
Cuyahoga Community College

Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Cuyahoga Community College
Brunswick (0.0 Miles)

Basic Industrial Power (Industrial Maintenance) Technical Diploma

Madison Area Technical College
Madison (0.0 Miles)

Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

Harper College
Palatine (0.0 Miles)

Millwright Certificate

Metropolitan Community College (MO)
Kansas City (0.0 Miles)

Industrial Systems Certificate

Zane State College
Zanesville (0.0 Miles)

Electricity Technical Diploma

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay (0.0 Miles)

Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate of Completion

Joliet Junior College
Joliet (0.0 Miles)

Precision Machining and Manufacturing Diploma

Southern Crescent Technical College
Griffin (0.0 Miles)
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Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Certificate

Dallas College Richland Campus
Dallas (0.0 Miles)

Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate

Everett Community College
Everett (0.0 Miles)

Building Engineering & Maintenance Technology Certificate

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City (0.0 Miles)

Mechanical Maintenance Certificate

Craven Community College
New Bern (0.0 Miles)
Meet Ambassador
Jack Jaeger
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Service engineer Jack Jaeger works on a machine for a customer
Meet Ambassador
Jack Jaeger

Jack Jaeger is one of the lucky ones. He knew early on what he wanted to do.

"When I graduated high school, I knew I did not want to go for a four-year degree, so I pursued trade school," says Jack, a service engineer at Helios Gear Products in Illinois. 

The 22-year-old's job involves a significant amount of travel to keep customers' machines running smoothly.

But the payoff of a happy client makes it worthwhile.  

Find out what else Jack likes about his job as an industrial machinery mechanic.

Find Industrial Machinery Mechanic Jobs in Your Area

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