Industrial Machinery Mechanics


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+15.6% (much faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Industrial Machinery Mechanics Do

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.

Other Job Titles Industrial Machinery Mechanics May Have

Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic, Loom Fixer, Loom Technician, Machine Adjuster, Machine Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Overhauler, Sewing Machine Mechanic

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Customer Service Engineer ,

Bell and Howell

On a great day, the machines run themselves, and everyone is happy. The mail gets out on time, and you have a majority of free time to further your knowledge and catch up on preventative maintenance.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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