Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Industrial Maintenance

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Behind the scenes at any manufacturing operation is a team of maintenance technicians who keep the operation running smoothly. This important role ensures a production facility stays on schedule with little down-time or delays.

Maintenance technicians complete diverse tasks such as welding, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatics, and blueprint reading.  They need to be able to maintain and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and machinery. 


2014 Median Wage: $24.89

Work Activities

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Others
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment


  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Equipment Engineering Technician
  • Building Maintenance Mechanic
  • Building Mechanic
  • Facilities Technician
  • Industrial plant maintenance
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration
  • Building automation systems and controls
  • Process controls and instrumentation
  • Electrical wiring



  • Repairing
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Monitoring
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Reading Comprehension

Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Self-Control
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Innovation
  • Stress Tolerance