Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. Exclude "Maintenance and Repair Workers, General" (49-9042).
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems. Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance. Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs. Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work. Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists. Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications. Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment. Inventory and requisition machine parts, equipment, and other supplies so that stock can be maintained and replenished. Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information. Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations. Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures. Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse to maintain machinery and work areas. Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment. Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, or dollies. Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks or boxes. Replace or repair metal, wood, leather, glass, or other lining in machines, or in equipment compartments or containers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.85   Entry $26,739.00
Mean $18.51   Mean $38,496.00
Experience $21.34 Experience $44,370.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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