Industrial Maintenance

Industrial maintenance mechanics:

  • Install, adjust, maintain, and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
  • Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
  • Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
  • Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running

Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

Program highlights

  • Our classes combine instructor-led and online learning with hands-on lab work.
  • Students train train with the same state-of-the-art equipment found in the industry.
  • Industry-experienced professionals teach convenient day and evening classes.
  • You can test out of some courses from skills you've developed on the job. We also offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.


Industrial maintenance mechanics work in a wide range of locations. Many maintain equipment in manufacturing companies. Others travel to service equipment at customer locations.

Bright career outlook for Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

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Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

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