Employment of industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the need to keep sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient, 77,400 jobs are expected to be added to the job market.*
Where can I work?
Most IMAT workers are employed full time during regular business hours. Some mechanics may be on call and work night or weekend shifts. Most common work settings are:
- Power plants
- Construction sites
What can I do?
Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment such as conveying systems, production machinery and packaging equipment. Potential career opportunities include:
- Industrial machinery mechanics
- Maintenance workers
The Face of IMAT
As an industrial mechanic or maintenance worker, it is important to pay attention to detail as well as possess the following traits:
- Manual dexterity
- Mechanical skills
- Technical skills
- Troubleshooting skills
To learn more about finding your place in this exciting, growing field, contact us today!