Maintenance Workers, Machinery

Description

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

Tasks

  • Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
  • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures.
  • Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
  • Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
  • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
  • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
  • Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations.
  • Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment.
  • Inventory and requisition machine parts, equipment, and other supplies so that stock can be maintained and replenished.
  • Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
  • Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse in order to maintain machinery and work areas.
  • Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
  • Replace or repair metal, wood, leather, glass, or other lining in machines, or in equipment compartments or containers.
  • Remove hardened material from machines or machine parts, using abrasives, power and hand tools, jackhammers, sledgehammers, or other equipment.
  • Measure, mix, prepare, and test chemical solutions used to clean or repair machinery and equipment.
  • Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks or boxes.

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.

Work Activities

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Innovation
Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Persistence
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Initiative
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

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.
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.
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.
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

Air Deodorizer Servicer
Aircraft Fueler
Airplane Fueler
Airplane Refueler
Airport Refueling Handler
Alemite Operator
Automatic Pinsetter Mechanic
Belt Changer
Belt Dresser
Belt Fixer
Belt Lacer
Belt Repairer
Binder and Box Builder
Blade Changer
Block Greaser
Boiling House Oiler
Booster Pump Oiler
Breaker Oiler
Car Greaser
Car Lubricator
Car Oiler
Carbon Setter
Card Grinder Helper
Cell Installer
Cellar Packer
Collar Packer
Crane Oiler
Curing Press Maintainer
Dope Maintenance Worker
Dopeman
Doper
Dragline Oiler
Electrician
Electro / Mechanical Technician
Engine Oiler
Envelope Adjuster
Equipment Cleaner and Tester
Equipment Oiler
Flatcar Whacker
Flyer Repairer
Frame Bander
Frame Changer
Grease Cup Filler
Grease Man
Grease Monkey
Grease Packer
Grease Worker
Greaser
Grinder Machine Knife Setter
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Hot Man
Hot Worker
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Industrial Maintenance Millwright
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Jacquard Loom Card Changer
Knife Changer
Knife Setter
Leaf Coverer
Lease Out Man
Lease Out Worker
Liner Replacer
Loading Shovel Oiler
Locomotive Oiler
Looper Fixer
Lubrication Worker
Lubricator
Machine Greaser
Machine Oiler
Machine Repairer
Machine Repairman
Machines Technician
Machinist
Maintainer
Maintenance Craftsman

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$19.53 hourly, $40,620 annual.
Employment (2008):
88,450 employees