Compressed-Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Repair and maintain machineries and equipment used in compressing gases.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Compressed-Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanics do?

Repairs and maintains machinery and equipment used in compressing and liquefying gases, such as compressors, scrubbers, instrument panels, and electrical equipment, following blueprints, schematics, and maintenance manuals, using handtools, welding equipment, and testing instruments: Tests equipment to locate causes of trouble, using standard test meters. Dismantles equipment, using handtools and power tools. Welds, brazes, burns, and solders parts. Repairs and replaces pipes and equipment, using pipefitting tools. Repairs and adjusts instrument control panels, rectifiers, motors, switches, and other electrical equipment. Repacks compressors and pumps. May operate metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

Should I be a Compressed-Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanic?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Compressed Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Compressed-Gas Plant See More

    How to Become a
    Compressed-Gas Plant Maintenance Mechanic

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