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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

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

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

    • Operation Monitoring

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

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • 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.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Mechanical

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

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $53,370/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $25.66/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 19,490
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,860
    Typical Education
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Initiative
    • Persistence
    • Squares
    • Power grinders
    • Levels
    • Hoists
    • Drill press or radial drill
    • Office suite software
    • Inventory management software
    • Industrial control software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.