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Maintenance Workers, Machinery

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
    • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
    • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
    • Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
    • Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
    • Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
    • 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.
    • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
    • Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations.
    • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment according to specified procedures.
    • Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse to maintain machinery and work areas.
    • Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
    • Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
    • Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks or boxes.
    • 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.

    Skills

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 51340/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 24.68/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,140
    • Yearly Projected Openings 310

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Cooperation
    • Independence
    • Innovation

    Tools

    • Power saws
    • Power grinders
    • Hoists
    • Hacksaw
    • Calipers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

    Tags

    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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