Industrial Machinery Mechanics
On the Job
Industrial Machinery Mechanics repair or maintain production or processing equipment. They may take machinery apart when there is a problem. They may repair or replace broken equipment.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
- Operate welding equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
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