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Industrial Machinery Mechanics
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 160

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $19.30 - $31.58

Typical Annual Salary: $40,200 - $65,700

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.

tools & technology

  • Drill press or radial drill
  • Hoists
  • Levels
  • Power grinders
  • Squares

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Industrial control software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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