Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.
Related job titles:
Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Electrician, Maintainer, Maintenance Worker, Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Machine Repairer, Industrial Maintenance Millwright, Oiler, Maintenance Machinist
Annual Median Wage: $39,490
Penn Foster Schools
Projected growth: Slower than average (3% to 9%)
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.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Maintenance Workers, Machinery.