Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Description

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Tasks

  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
  • Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
  • Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
  • Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.

Knowledge

Food Production
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

Abilities

Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Interests

Realistic
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Work Style

Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Initiative
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Persistence
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Achievement/Effort
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Work Values

Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Lay Titles

Anode Rebuilder
Appliance Fixer
Appliance Mechanic
Appliance Repairer
Apprentice, Machinist, Outside
Area Mechanic
Automatic Pinsetter Adjuster
Automotive Maintenance Equipment Servicer
Aviation Support Equipment Repairer
Bag Adjuster
Bag Machine Adjuster
Bakery Machine Mechanic
Belt Repairer
Boilerhouse Mechanic
Breakdown Man
Breakdown Worker
Broach Setter
Broach Trouble Shooter
Buhr Dresser
Canal Equipment Mechanic
Card Clothier
Case Finishing Machine Adjuster
Cellophane Casting Machine Repairer
Chain Repairer
Changer Fixer
Channel Man
Channel Worker
Chemical Processing Equipment Repairer
Clothing Man
Clothing Worker
Comb Fixer
Comb Maker
Comb Setter
Comber Setter
Composing Room Machinist
Composing Room Machinist Apprentice
Compressed Gas Equipment Mechanic
Compressed Gas Equipment Service Mechanic
Compressed Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Conveyor Belt Installer
Conveyor Installer
Conveyor Maintenance Mechanic
Conveyor Mechanic
Cooling Tower Technician
Crusher Screen Repairer
Deck Mechanic
Deep Submergence Vehicle Crewmember
Dryer and Washer Mechanic
Electronic Production Line Maintenance Mechanic
Engineering Technician
Envelope Folding Machine Adjuster
Envelope Machine Adjuster
Equipment Mechanic
Erector
Felt Checker
Felt Machine Mechanic
Feltman
Filling Station Equipment Mechanic
Finished Metal Repairer
Fitter Up
Fixer
Fixture Fabricator Repairer
Fixture Repairer-Fabricator
Flat Clothier
Fluid Power Mechanic
Foiling Machine Adjuster
Forge Shop Machine Repairer
Forming Machine Adjuster
Foundry Equipment Mechanic
Frame Fixer
Fuel System Maintenance Worker
Garnett Mechanic
Gas Plant Repairer
Gas Welding Equipment Mechanic
Gasoline Pump Mechanic

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$22.56 hourly, $46,920 annual.
Employment (2008):
301,560 employees