• Machinery Maintenance Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 49,980
    $35,480 range bar $69,670
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    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

  • 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 +1.4%
Job Openings 417

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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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