Industrial Maintenance Repairer

Install, maintain, and repair machinery in industrial establishments.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Industrial Maintenance Repairers do?

Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems in commercial or industrial establishments, following specifications, blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings, using handtools, power tools, hoist, crane, and measuring and testing instruments: Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment, using electrical and electronic test equipment. Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine. Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts, following specifications and blueprints, using precision measuring instruments and handtools [MACHINE REPAIRER, MAINTENANCE 638.261-030]. Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery, using rags, brushes, and grease gun. Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment [ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE 829.261-018]. Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment [PIPE FITTER 862.281-022]. Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment [MAINTENANCE REPAIRER, BUILDING 899.381-010]. May install machinery and equipment according to blueprints and other specifications [MILLWRIGHT 638.281-018]. May install, program, or repair automated machinery and equipment, such as robots or programmable controllers. May set up and operate machine tools, such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools. May operate cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts. May fabricate and repair counters, benches, partitions, and other wooden structures.

Should I be an Industrial Maintenance Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Maintenance Repairer, Industrial

    How to Become an
    Industrial Maintenance Repairer

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