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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Engineering Technician, Master Mechanic, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Machine Adjuster, Overhauler, Industrial Electrician, Industrial Mechanic

Average Salary: Entry level--$30,160-$35,030  Experienced--$43,680-$53,810   

Education/Training Required: High school or GED plus Trade School and Certifications

Jobs Available: 24-190

Energy Industries: Coal, Gas, Transmission & Distribution


  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain industrial equipment powered by electrical systems, hydraulic systems, air systems and fuel systems.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain fleet vehicles (including body and medium to heavy duty diesel engines).
  • Design specialty equipment for customers.   

Critical Knowledge ·        

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Knowledge of hydraulics. ·         
  • Electrical and Electronics Controls ·         
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Familiarity with the systems that power heavy equipment, as well as electrical systems, hydraulic systems, air systems, and fuel systems. ·         
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Ability to interpret the schematics and system drawings of equipment.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. ·         
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other projects such as highways and roads.   

Tools and Technology ·        

  • Hex keys - Allen wrenches; Hex wrenches ·        
  • Micrometers - Inside micrometers; Outside micrometers ·        
  • Power grinders - Cylindrical grinders; Grinding wheels; Precision grinders ·        
  • Thickness measuring devices such as Space, Telescoping and Thickness gauges ·        
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software ·        
  • Facilities management software · Industrial control software · Spreadsheet software 

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