Industrial Mechanic Industrial Mechanic/Millwrights maintain and repair stationary industrial machinery, mechanical equipment and automated and robotic systems. Industrial Mechanic/Millwrights are most often involved with installing, maintaining repairing and removing machinery and equipment in industrial plants and factories.
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Education & Training

  • A high school diploma or GED or equivilent
  • 3-4 Year Apprenticeship program
  • Trade certification is voluntary but recommended
  • College/Technical training

Skills & Attributes

Skills and Attributes are good because they will help you get the job done easier and you will enjoy your job more if you master the skills involved.

  • Math Skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Willing to continually upgrade knowledge and skills
  • Good people skills
  • Communication skills
  • Physically fit
  • Strength and Agility
  • Work well with you hands


Industrial Mechanics wages depend on - experience, training, employer, and geographical region.
  • Industrial Mechanics wages generally range from 30,000 - 70,000 a year
  • Apprentices only earn a percentage of journeyperson wages usually 50% - 60%

Tasks Of A Indutrial Mechanic

  • Find out the prolems on broken machines with diagnostic tools or with visual inpections
  • Repair or replace faulty parts, taking machines apart if you have to aswell install machinery
  • Test machinery to see if it is working, working at optimum performance levels
  • Monitor and maintain working machines, which includes cleaning and oiling them
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work


  • Most of the work is for manufacturing companies and those who sell and repair industrial machinery

  • Industrial Mehanics mainly work indoors, but may also work outdoors
  • Health risks mainly include cuts from sharp objects and tools, exposure to toxic chemicals, and burns from hot pieces of metal
  • Most Industrial Mechanics work more than 40 hours a week, also evening and weekend work is common
  • Industrial Mechanics are usually on call when they are not working this includes overtime, weekends, and evening work

Working Conditions

Industrial Mechanics usually work in a plant or factory enviroment. The working conditions for Industrial Mechanics are not always the greatest, although the plants and factories may be well lit and well ventilated, they may be crowded, noisy and dusty.