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Career and Education Opportunities for Machine Repairmen

In general, machine repairmen lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

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STATES WITH Machine Repairman OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Machine Repairman

Machine Repairman video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Machine repairmen start equipment and observe mechanical operation to establish efficiency and to uncover problems. They also dismantle equipment and remove parts for repair, using hand tools or hoists. Equally important, machine repairmen have to lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to apparatus or other equipment, in line with specified procedures. They are often called upon to reassemble equipment after the completion of repair or maintenance work. They are expected to collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse so as to maintain machinery and work areas. Finally, machine repairmen inventory and requisition machine parts and other supplies so that stock can be maintained and replenished.

Every day, machine repairmen are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.