Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Wages & Outlook
Earnings vary by industry and area of the country. The mechanic's level of skill and responsibility also affect wages. In general, mechanics who belong to a union receive higher wages than non-union mechanics.
Industrial machinery mechanics who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.
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In Minnesota, about 7,032 industrial machinery mechanics work in this medium-sized occupation.
Industrial machinery mechanics work in many industries. Jobs are located wherever industrial machinery is used. However, jobs are concentrated in heavily industrialized areas.
- Industrial machinery sales companies
- Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
- Electric power generation and transmission plants
- Plastic product manufacturers
Manufacturers are increasingly using more sophisticated machinery. This will contribute to growth in this occupation because this machinery requires more highly skilled mechanics to keep the machines in good working order.
Job openings will occur as current workers retire or leave this occupation. Some employers have reported difficulty in recruiting young workers with the necessary skills.
Slowdowns in the economy usually do not affect these workers as much as they affect production workers. Mechanics can use slow periods to do major maintenance work.
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