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Maintenance Technician, Industrial Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Technician, Equipment Technician, Plant Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Electrician, Machine Repair Technician, Service Technician

Job Description

An Industrial Maintenance Technician is a skilled professional responsible for the repair, maintenance, and installation of machinery and equipment in industrial settings such as factories, manufacturing plants, and production facilities. Their primary objective is to ensure that all machinery and equipment operate efficiently and safely to minimize downtime and maintain productivity.

Job Responsibilities
  • Performing routine maintenance tasks such as inspecting, cleaning, lubricating, and adjusting machinery and equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Diagnosing mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic issues and troubleshooting problems to identify the root cause of equipment malfunctions.
  • Repairing or replacing defective parts and components using hand and power tools, welding equipment, and specialized machinery.
  • Conducting preventive maintenance activities to prevent breakdowns and prolong the lifespan of equipment.
  • Installing new machinery and equipment according to blueprints, schematics, and manufacturer specifications.
  • Calibrating and testing machinery to ensure accuracy and compliance with quality standards.
  • Following safety protocols and procedures to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  • Documenting maintenance and repair activities, including work orders, equipment logs, and inventory records.
  • Collaborating with other maintenance personnel, engineers, and production workers to coordinate maintenance schedules and prioritize tasks.
  • Keeping abreast of advancements in technology and equipment to enhance job performance and efficiency.
Skills Needed on the Job
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Operations Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions about others' actions.
Industrial Maintenance Technician Roadmap
Industrial Maintenance Technician Roadmap


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