CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Machinery Maintenance Workers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
 
Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
 
Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
 
Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures.
 
Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
 
Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
 
Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
 
Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
 
Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations.
 
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.
 
Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
 
Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse in order to maintain machinery and work areas.
 
Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
 
Replace or repair metal, wood, leather, glass, or other lining in machines, or in equipment compartments or containers.
 
Remove hardened material from machines or machine parts, using abrasives, power and hand tools, jackhammers, sledgehammers, or other equipment.
 
Measure, mix, prepare, and test chemical solutions used to clean or repair machinery and equipment.
 
Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks or boxes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Abrasive rubbing stones Abrasive stones
 
Abrasive wheels Abrasive drums
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Arc welders Welders
 
Bandsaws Bandsaw wheel
 
Bench saws Power saws
 
Brakes Workshop presses
 
Buffing machines Power buffers
 
Chain falls Hoists
 
Compressed air guns Compressed air gun
 
Cutoff saws Power saws
 
Deburring tools Deburring equipment
 
Dial calipers Calipers
 
Dial indicators Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Dies Taps or dies
 
Dollies Dollies
 
Drill bits Drill bits
 
Drill presses Workshop presses
 
Ear plugs Ear plugs
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Grinding machines Power grinders
 
Hacksaws Saws
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hard hats Hard hats
 
Hoists Hoists
 
Hold down clamps Hold down clamps
 
Hones Drill bits
 
Industrial vacuums Vacuum cleaners
 
Jackhammers Pneumatic hammer
 
Jacks Jacks
 
Ladders Ladders
 
Lapping equipment Grinders
 
Lathes Lathes
 
Levels Levels
 
Lockout hasps Lockout devices
 
Metal cutters Metal cutters
 
Metal inert gas MIG welders Metal inert gas MIG welding machinery
 
Micrometers Micrometers
 
Milling machines Milling machines
 
Oxyacetylene torches Blow torches
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pipe threaders Threading dies
 
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
 
Polishing machines Power buffers
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Power grinders Power grinders
 
Power hacksaws Power saws
 
Power saws Power saws
 
Punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Reamers Reamers
 
Respirators Respirators
 
Rigging equipment Slings
 
Rivet guns Rivet tools
 
Rulers Rulers
 
Safety belts Safety harnesses or belts
 
Safety glasses Safety glasses
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Shears Shears
 
Sheet metal folders Tangent benders
 
Sledgehammers Hammers
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Soldering guns Soldering irons or guns
 
Spot-welding equipment Welding tools
 
Steel rules Rulers
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
Taps Taps or dies
 
Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment Tungsten inert gas TIG welding machinery
 
Vernier calipers Calipers
 
Welding tips Welding or cutting tips
 
Workshop cranes Workshop cranes
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Deodorizer Servicer
Aircraft Fueler
Airplane Fueler
Airplane Refueler
Airport Refueling Handler
Alemite Operator
Automatic Pinsetter Mechanic
Belt Changer
Belt Dresser
Belt Fixer
Belt Lacer
Belt Repairer
Binder and Box Builder
Blade Changer
Block Greaser
Boiling House Oiler
Booster Pump Oiler
Breaker Oiler
Car Greaser
Car Lubricator
Car Oiler
Carbon Setter
Card Grinder Helper
Cell Installer
Cellar Packer
Collar Packer
Crane Oiler
Curing Press Maintainer
Dope Maintenance Worker
Dopeman
Doper
Dragline Oiler
Electrician
Electro / Mechanical Technician
Engine Oiler
Envelope Adjuster
Equipment Cleaner and Tester
Equipment Oiler
Flatcar Whacker
Flyer Repairer
Frame Bander
Frame Changer
Grease Cup Filler
Grease Man
Grease Monkey
Grease Packer
Grease Worker
Greaser
Grinder Machine Knife Setter
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Hot Man
Hot Worker
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Industrial Maintenance Millwright
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Jacquard Loom Card Changer
Knife Changer
Knife Setter
Leaf Coverer
Lease Out Man
Lease Out Worker
Liner Replacer
Loading Shovel Oiler
Locomotive Oiler
Looper Fixer
Lubrication Worker
Lubricator
Machine Greaser
Machine Oiler
Machine Repairer
Machine Repairman
Machines Technician
Machinist
Maintainer
Maintenance Craftsman
Maintenance Electrician
Maintenance Foreman
Maintenance Machinist
Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Repairer
Maintenance Repairman
Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Worker
Mash Filter Cloth Changer
Mechanic
Merchant Mill Utility Worker
Mill Oiler
Millwright
Missile Facilities Repairer
Nozzle and Sleeve Worker
Oil Pit Attendant
Oiler
Oiler Bander
Overhauler
Overhead Cleaner Maintainer
Pattern Assembler
Pipe Changer
Polishing Wheel Setter
Pot Fluxer
Pot Liner
Pot Reliner
Printing Roller Handler
Protective Signal Installer
Pulley Maintainer
Pump Oiler
Refueling Ramp Attendant
Refueling Rampman
Rod Cup Filler
Rod Filler
Rod Greaser
Roller Checker
Rotary Adjuster
Rubber and Plastics Worker
Salvager
Semiconductor Processing Equipment Production Technician
Shafter
Shafting Worker
Shovel Oiler
Shuttler
Size Changer
Spindle Repairer
Steam Shovel Oiler
Stem Dryer Maintainer
Stripping Shovel Oiler
Stroboscope Operator
Switch Repairer
Texturing Machine Fixer
Tipple Greaser
Tipple Oiler
Tubing Oiler
Turbo Generator Oiler
Upkeep Worker
Warp Tension Tester
Welder
Winding Head Overhauler
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Machinery Maintenance Workers
 
 
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