• Machinery Maintenance Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 45,510
    $30,550 range bar $63,500
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Machinery maintenance workers lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

What do they typically do

  • Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications
  • Reassemble machines after completing repair or maintenance work
  • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures
  • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of needed repairs
  • Take apart machines and remove parts for repair using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists
  • Start machines and observe how they work to determine efficiency and to detect problems

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 434

Job Listings

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Lubricator, Machine Repairer, Maintainer, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Oiler, Overhauler
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA

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