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.

Also Known As

Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic, Loom Fixer, Loom Technician, Machine Adjuster, Machine Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Overhauler, Sewing Machine Mechanic


  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Record information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
  • Analyze test or performance data to assess equipment operation.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Enter codes or other information into computers.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Plan employee work schedules.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.


  • Repairing – Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.
  • Troubleshooting – Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.
  • Equipment Maintenance – Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.
  • Operations Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
  • Operation and Control – Using equipment or systems.
  • Quality Control Analysis – Testing how well a product or service works.
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: 1+ Years - On The Job


  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.


  • Manual Dexterity – Holding or moving items with your hands.
  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Control Precision – Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
  • Finger Dexterity – Putting together small parts with your fingers.
  • Reaction Time – Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness – Keeping your arm or hand steady.
  • Multilimb Coordination – Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.
  • Hearing Sensitivity – Telling the difference between sounds.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.

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10% $40,020 $35,720
25% $51,660 $44,270
Median $65,310 $55,490
75% $81,210 $67,370
90% $98,620 $82,450

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