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Maintenance Mechanic

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Also Known as:
Maintenance Man, Lubricator, Maintenance Technician, Machine Repairer, Maintenance Worker, Maintainer, Overhauler, Oiler
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What is a

Maintenance Mechanic

A Maintenance Mechanic performs routine maintenance of equipment and machinery and helps troubleshoot and repair any mechanical or electrical problems when they arise. Responding to technical issues affecting production and maintain electrical and mechanical services through Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) are one of the major tasks a maintenance technician responsible for. They regularly survey buildings and repair mechanical systems to ensure they are consistent with health and safety standards and also assist in the setup of ventilation, refrigeration and other systems and conduct repairs when necessary.
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Why Become

Maintenance Mechanic

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
81,100
2028:
85,400
Percent Change:
5%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
8,000

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Equipment Maintenance Repairing Troubleshooting Critical Thinking Equipment Selection
Technical Skills:
Computer aided design CAD software Data base user interface and query software Electronic mail software Operating system software Word processing software

What Will You Do as a

Maintenance Mechanic

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. Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work. Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs. Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
81,100
professionals
2028:
85,400
professionals
Percent Change:
5%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
8,000

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$53,520
Salary graph visually displaying average yearly salary.
$36,540
$53,520
$67,980

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
12
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
45
%
Some College, but No Degree
25
%
Associate's Degree
13
%
Bachelor's Degree
4
%
Masters Degree
1
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
0
%

Common Past Positions

Quality Engineer CNC Machinist

Common Next Positions

Automation Technician Controls Engineer Robotics Engineer Controls Engineer
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