• Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 56,260
    $37,310 range bar $78,960
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
    Image of growth rate score 5
    Very Fast Growing
  • Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites.

What do they typically do

  • Analyze test results and other information to diagnose equipment problems
  • Take machinery and equipment apart when there is a problem
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery
  • Perform tests and run initial batches to make sure that the machine is running smoothly
  • Reassemble equipment after completing inspections, testing, or repairs
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear
  • Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning parts

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.3%
Job Openings 1,810

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