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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.

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    Work Activities

    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.
    • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
    • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
    • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
    • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
    • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
    • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
    • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials, as necessary.
    • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
    • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
    • 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.
    • Assign schedules to work crews.

    Skills

    • Equipment Maintenance

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

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

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

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Control Precision

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

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    • 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.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

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

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • 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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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 55770/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 26.81/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 19,350
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,920

    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:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity

    Tools

    • Power grinders
    • Levels
    • Hoists
    • Drill press or radial drill
    • Calipers

    Technology

    • Industrial control software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
    • Computer aided design CAD 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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