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Career Details :: Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Cuts, shapes, smoothes, attaches, or assembles pieces of metal, wood, rubber, or other material repair and maintenance machines and equipment.
- Communicates with or assists other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment.
- Inventories and requisitions machine parts, equipment, and other supplies to replenish and maintain stock.
- Records and maintains production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
- Lubricates, oils, or applies adhesive or other material to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures.
- Reads work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
- Measures, mixes, prepares, and tests chemical solutions used to clean or repair machinery and equipment, according to product specifications.
- Collects and discards worn machine parts and other garbage to maintain machinery and work areas.
- Transports machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using crane, hoist, or dolly.
- Sets up and operates machine and adjusts controls that regulate operational functions to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Cleans machine and machine parts, using cleaning solvent, cloth, air gun, hose, vacuum, or other equipment.
- Removes hardened material from machine or machine parts, using abrasives, power and hand tools, jackhammer, sledgehammer, or other equipment.
- Installs, replaces, or changes machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
- Replaces or repairs metal, wood, leather, glass, or other lining in machine or equipment compartments or containers.
- Dismantles machine, removes machine parts, and reassembles machine, using hand tools, chain falls, jack, crane, or hoist.
- Inspects or tests damaged machine parts and marks defective area or advises supervisor of need for repair.
- Marks, separates, ties, aligns, threads, attaches, or inserts material or product preparatory to machine operation or to identify machine process.
- Replaces, empties, or replenishes empty machine and equipment containers, such as gas tanks or boxes.
- Starts machine and observes mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect defects, malfunctions, or other machine damage.
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General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
Frequent Work Context
- Hazardous Equipment
- Consequence of Error
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done