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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic


A foundation degree or higher national diploma with English, Maths and Science with a Maintenance Mechanic diploma, an associate or bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology study program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); Related Industrial Maintenance Mechanic certifications like Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (CIMM), Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), etc.; encompassing at least 1-year requisite study and practice credit hours in the area or field of Industrial Maintenance and technology; combined with – On the Job Training (OJT) programs, Apprenticeships, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Workforce Job Training or Experience; covering technical or engineering work topics including industrial engineering and mechanical applications, concepts and principles, machine automation theory, hydraulics, engineering blueprints and drawings, materials, processes, precision machining, lifting & rigging, industrial workshops and maintenance, welding, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and related subjects like; maths, science, technologies including “hands-on” technical planning and prepping, technical inspections, reading and understanding mechanical drawings, technical manuals and adhering to technical specifications, problem identification, computation and technical troubleshooting & problem-solving, codes, guidelines, regulations and safety protocols, environment protection, quality assurance and quality control (QA/ QC) etc.


Entry-level (0-12 months) $ 19.55
Early career (1-4 years) $ 21.12
Mid-career (5-9 years) $ 24.83
Experienced (10+ years) $ 25.55


Industrial Maintenance Mechanic is an exciting career pathway, in which employment is projected to grow at a strong 13 percent from 2019 to 2029.


Besides knowledge of machines and maintenance, technical & mechanical skills, the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic needs to be self-driven with high computation and problem-solving skills; broad knowledge in the field of industrial and manufacturing engineering, processes, workflow, apparatus, tools, materials, sustainability, industry standards & best practices, the statutory and safety protocols. Ability to read, interpret and understand engineering diagrams, technical manuals, assemble and disassemble machine and components, perform tests and calibrate equipment for optimized performance; besides the ability to work under pressure, adaptive, highly energetic, extreme focus, memory, attention to detail, math & technical acumen; strong written and verbal communication, time management, prioritization, reporting, inter-personal & soft-skills, patience, and perseverance, are the vital ingredients of a successful of the Maintenance Mechanic.


Industrial Maintenance Mechanics or Technicians typically do the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial or industrial machinery in buildings, factories, plants, workshops, or manufacturing units; ensuring that all machines, plant, and equipment operate smoothly, troubleshooting any glitches or breakdowns, besides carrying out technical inspections and regular preventative maintenance services to ensure low down-times and business continuity. They read, interpret and understand engineering diagrams, technical manuals, assemble and disassemble machines and components, perform tests and calibrate equipment for optimized performance. They may work separately or as part of the team, often assisting and reporting to Industrial Engineers. Industrial Maintenance Mechanics may set up their own business and work independently, or work for the government, or private contractors and employers. They may be needed to work in shifts.

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