Industrial Maintenance Tech

Career Overview

Career Overview

$51,630
median salary in 2018
506,900
jobs nationwide in 2018
27,600
approximate # of new jobs by 2028
List item iconGet a strong understanding of engines, robotics, and electrical circuitry.
List item iconRepair broken equipment quickly and safely.
List item iconDiagnose and fix minor mechanical issues before they become major problems.
List item iconAdjust and maintain equipment as needed.
List item iconQuickly comprehend technical manuals.
List item iconWork with management to optimize repair schedules.

What It Takes

If learning how things work is something you enjoy, you’ll find lots of interesting career choices working in industrial maintenance. Large, expensive machinery needs expert hands and a focused mind to keep it running efficiently.

Manual Dexterity

A career in industrial maintenance often involves working with small parts, which means being good with your hands.

On-the-Fly Troubleshooting

Quickly figure out what’s wrong—and why it went wrong.

A Desire to Learn

Companies are constantly upgrading their machinery. You have the opportunity to lead the way.

Mechanical Skills

Use sophisticated equipment to figure out why a machine isn’t working.

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Get technical associate degree
Step 2
Learn on the job
Step 3
Work toward certification
Step 4
Manage operation-wide repair

Key Companies

more companies
Logo for Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for commercial-duty vehicles.
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for commercial-duty vehicles.
view
Logo for Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
view
Logo for Global leader in automotive technology
Global leader in automotive technology
view
Logo for With employment of over 2,400 associates and capital investment exceeding $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, and for export to markets outside of North America.
With employment of over 2,400 associates and capital investment exceeding $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, and for export to markets outside of North America.
view
Logo for Home to the Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid midsize SUVs, the Sienna minivan and the Sequoia full-size SUV.
Home to the Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid midsize SUVs, the Sienna minivan and the Sequoia full-size SUV.
view
Browse Open Postitions

Browse Open Postitions

Browse Open Postitions
I applied
1.
Maintenance & AR Technician II
2.
Maintenance & AR Technician III
3.
Industrial Maintenance Technician

Create Your INvets Profile

Take the first step toward your new career and start browsing open positions right now.