Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $49,700.00
Average Time to Fill 57 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 13,542
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 18.23 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install generating plant equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up specialized rigging
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust measuring or control devices
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal parts and components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal structures
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Assemble equipment or components
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Reassemble equipment after repair
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Perform basic plumbing
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Connect electrical components or equipment
Process metals using power or hand tools
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair mechanical controls
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair small engines
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Repair specialized rigging
Maintain small engines

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Industrial Operations Industry Knowledge
Schematic Diagrams
Electrical Systems
Occupational Health and Safety
Equipment Maintenance
Equipment Repair

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