Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $20.49/hr
Median: $23.75/hr
Experienced: $28.04/hr

Current Employment
1,210 (2018)

Projected Employment
1,309 (2029)

Growth for Industrial Machinery Mechanics

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018 - 2029)% Change (2018 - 2029)

Industries Employing Industrial Machinery Mechanics

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance1189.8%21.4%
Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers1058.7%6.4%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing504.1%1.6%
Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers463.8%6.5%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service453.7%0.3%

Occupational Skills

  • 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
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs