Maintenance Workers, Machinery
SOC: 49-9043.00

Description:

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
91,200 employed

Projected (2024):
98,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air Deodorizer Servicer
  • Aircraft Fueler
  • Airplane Fueler
  • Airplane Refueler
  • Airport Refueling Handler
  • Alemite Operator
  • Automatic Pinsetter Mechanic
  • Belt Changer
  • Belt Dresser
  • Belt Fixer
  • Belt Lacer
  • Belt Repairer
  • Binder and Box Builder
  • Blade Changer
  • Block Greaser
  • Boiling House Oiler
  • Booster Pump Oiler
  • Breaker Oiler
  • Car Greaser
  • Car Lubricator
  • Car Oiler
  • Carbon Setter
  • Card Grinder Helper
  • Cell Installer
  • Cellar Packer
  • Collar Packer
  • Crane Oiler
  • Curing Press Maintainer
  • Dope Maintenance Worker
  • Dopeman
  • Doper
  • Dragline Oiler
  • Engine Oiler
  • Envelope Adjuster
  • Equipment Cleaner and Tester
  • Equipment Oiler
  • Flatcar Whacker
  • Flyer Repairer
  • Frame Bander
  • Frame Changer
  • Grease Cup Filler
  • Grease Man
  • Grease Monkey
  • Grease Packer
  • Grease Worker
  • Greaser
  • Grinder Machine Knife Setter
  • Hot Man
  • Hot Worker
  • Jacquard Loom Card Changer
  • Knife Changer
  • Knife Setter
  • Leaf Coverer
  • Lease Out Man
  • Lease Out Worker
  • Liner Replacer
  • Loading Shovel Oiler
  • Locomotive Oiler
  • Looper Fixer
  • Lubrication Worker
  • Lubricator
  • Machine Greaser
  • Machine Oiler
  • Machine Repairer
  • Machine Repairman
  • Machines Technician
  • Maintainer
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Man
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Repairer
  • Maintenance Repairman
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Mash Filter Cloth Changer
  • Merchant Mill Utility Worker
  • Mill Oiler
  • Missile Facilities Repairer
  • Nozzle and Sleeve Worker
  • Oil Pit Attendant
  • Oiler
  • Oiler Bander
  • Overhauler
  • Overhead Cleaner Maintainer
  • Pattern Assembler
  • Pipe Changer
  • Polishing Wheel Setter
  • Pot Fluxer
  • Pot Liner
  • Pot Reliner
  • Printing Roller Handler
  • Protective Signal Installer
  • Pulley Maintainer
  • Pump Oiler
  • Refueling Ramp Attendant
  • Refueling Rampman
  • Repair Technician
  • Rod Cup Filler
  • Rod Filler
  • Rod Greaser
  • Roller Checker
  • Rotary Adjuster
  • Rubber and Plastics Worker
  • Salvager
  • Semiconductor Processing Equipment Production Technician
  • Shafter
  • Shafting Worker
  • Shovel Oiler
  • Shuttler
  • Size Changer
  • Spindle Repairer
  • Steam Shovel Oiler
  • Stem Dryer Maintainer
  • Stripping Shovel Oiler
  • Stroboscope Operator
  • Switch Repairer
  • Texturing Machine Fixer
  • Tipple Greaser
  • Tipple Oiler
  • Tubing Oiler
  • Turbo Generator Oiler
  • Upkeep Worker
  • Warp Tension Tester


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
  • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures.
  • Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
  • Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
  • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
  • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
  • Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations.
  • Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment.
  • Inventory and requisition machine parts, equipment, and other supplies so that stock can be maintained and replenished.
  • Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
  • Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse to maintain machinery and work areas.
  • Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
  • Replace or repair metal, wood, leather, glass, or other lining in machines, or in equipment compartments or containers.
  • Remove hardened material from machines or machine parts, using abrasives, power and hand tools, jackhammers, sledgehammers, or other equipment.
  • Measure, mix, prepare, and test chemical solutions used to clean or repair machinery and equipment.
  • Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks or boxes.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Abrasive rubbing stones
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Bandsaws
  • Bench saws
  • Brakes
  • Buffing machines
  • Chain falls
  • Compressed air guns
  • Cutoff saws
  • Deburring tools
  • Dial calipers
  • Dial indicators
  • Dollies
  • Drill bit sets
  • Drill presses
  • Ear plugs
  • Forklifts
  • Grease guns
  • Grinding machines
  • Hacksaws
  • Hammers
  • Hard hats
  • Hoists
  • Hold down clamps
  • Hones
  • Industrial vacuums
  • Jackhammers
  • Jacks
  • Ladders
  • Lapping equipment
  • Lathes
  • Levels
  • Lockout hasps
  • Metal cutters
  • Metal cutting dies
  • Metal cutting taps
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Micrometers
  • Milling machines
  • Oxyacetylene torches
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe threaders
  • Plumb bobs
  • Polishing machines
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power hacksaws
  • Power saws
  • Punches
  • Reamers
  • Respirators
  • Rigging equipment
  • Rivet guns
  • Rulers
  • Safety belts
  • Safety blocks
  • Safety glasses
  • Scaffolding
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shears
  • Sheet metal folders
  • Shielded arc welding tools
  • Sledgehammers
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Soldering guns
  • Spot-welding equipment
  • Steel rules
  • Straightedges
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
  • Vernier calipers
  • Welding tips
  • Workshop cranes
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • SAP software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990