Industrial Machinery Mechanics is one who maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery
such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Workers must follow safety precautions
and use protective equipment such as hardhats, safety glasses, and hearing protectors.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics, also called industrial machinery repairers or maintenance machinists, keep machines
in good working order. To do this, they must be able to detect and correct errors before the machine, or the products
it produces, are damaged. Machinery mechanics use technical manuals, their understanding of industrial equipment,
and careful observation to discover the cause of a problem. For example, after hearing a vibration from a machine, a
mechanic must decide whether it is the result of worn belts, weak motor bearings, or some other problem. Mechanics
often need years of training and experience to be able to diagnose all of the problems they find in their work. They
may use computerized diagnostic systems and vibration analysis techniques to help figure out the source of problems.
The duties of Industrial Machinery Mechanics typically includes to read technical manuals to understand equipment
and controls, disassemble machinery and equipment when there is a problem, repair or replace broken or
malfunctioning components, perform tests to make sure that the machine is running smoothly, adjust and calibrate
equipment and machinery.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics use technical manuals, their understanding of industrial equipment, and careful
observation to discover the cause of a problem. For example, after hearing a vibration from a machine, an industrial
machinery mechanic must decide whether it is due to worn belts, weak motor bearings, or some other problem.
Typically, years of training and experience are needed to diagnose all problems fully.
Computerized diagnostic systems and vibration analysis techniques are also used to help figure out the source of
problems. After diagnosing a problem, an industrial machinery mechanic may take the equipment apart to repair or
replace the necessary parts.
Most industrial Machinery Mechanics work in factories or power plants or at construction sites. Most are employed
full time during regular business hours. However, mechanics may be on call or assigned to work nights or weekends.
Overtime is common.