Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights

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Annual Earnings Percentiles

Skill Scores

  • Score Icon75

    Supported

  • Score Icon39

    Creative

  • Score Icon29

    Analytical

  • Score Icon18

    Purpose

  • Score Icon10

    Social

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College Majors

  • Maintenance workers, machinery
  • Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
  • Millwrights

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    What Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights Do

    Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workersmaintain 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.

    Work Environment

    Workers in this occupation must follow safety precautions and use protective equipment, such as hardhats, safety glasses, and hearing protectors. Most work full time in factories, refineries, food-processing facilities, or power plants, or at construction sites. However, they may be on call and work night or weekend shifts. Overtime is common.

    How to Become an Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Machinery Maintenance Worker, or Millwright

    Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights typically need a high school diploma. However, industrial machinery mechanics need a year or more of training either on the job or through a technical school, whereas machinery maintenance workers typically receive on-the-job training that lasts up to a year. Most millwrights go through a 4-year apprenticeship.

    Job Outlook

    工业机械力学,机械维护工人和碾磨机的就业预计将从2014年到2024年增长16%,比所有职业的平均值快得多。需要保持越来越复杂的机械功能和高效将推动对这些工人的需求。合格申请人的工作前景应该是好的。

    Job Trends for Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights

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    This occupation supported 447,700 jobs in 2012 and 464,299 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 3.7%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 17.3% in 2022 to 525,200 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 463,200, compared with an observed value of 464,299, 0.2% higher than expected. This indicatescurrent employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trendwithin this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 16.4% in 2024 to 537,699 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 540,700 jobs for 2024, 0.6% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations forfuture employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trendwithin this occupation.

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