Industrial machinery mechanics fix machines in factories. They listen and look for small problems to fix before machines have bigger problems and break down.
• Take machines apart.
• Fix broken machines.
• Tests machines.
• Cleans parts of machines.
• Write down repairs that are made.
Where and When:
• Power Plants
• Water Treatment Plants
• Most work 40 hours a week.
• Many must work longer hours to get machines fixed.
• They also may work nights and weekends.
What or Who They Work With:
• Hand tools
• Drill Presses
• Drill Presses
• Catalogs and the internet to find new parts for machines
• Work with other mechanics, factory workers, and welders.
• Millwrights and machinery maintenance workers
Education and Training:
• All must have a high school diploma and a year or more of training.
• All must know how to work with electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and computer programming.
• Many go to community colleges for a 2 year degree in industrial maintenance.
• Some learn by working on the job.
- Machinery maintenance workers
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