Man wearing work gloves fixing a motor in an industrial setting

Machinery Maintenance Workers (Median Wage of $17.43) lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

Sample of reported job titles: Lubricator, Machine Repairer, Maintainer, Maintenance Electrician, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Oiler, Overhauler

Industrial Machinery Mechanics (Median Wage of $21.85) repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Sample of reported job titles: Fixer, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic, Loom Fixer, Machine Adjuster, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Master Mechanic, Mechanic, Overhauler

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $20.24/hr
  • 561 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 13%
  • Retirement Risk: 26% of Local Employees are Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 3% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*



Graphic Literacy
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4 4 4
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 4 4 4

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.