Maintenance Workers (Machinery) 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.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.
WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?
- Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Maintenance Workers (Machinery) requires a High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training and certifications could be required.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
- You like to observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
- You like to communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
- You like to inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?
Lubricator, Machine Repairer, Maintainer, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Oiler, Overhauler