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Machine Equipment Repair

AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE REPAIR

Description

A machine equipment repair mechanic ensures the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment, by installing, maintaining and repairing of hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, mechanical and electrical systems on all production machines, equipment, and building.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Understanding and using measuring tools and equipment
  • Repairing and replacing damaged or worn parts in construction equipment, such as forklifts
  • Dismantling and reassembling parts of heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools
  • Understanding fuel, exhaust, cooling, electrical, and air intake systems
  • Operating and inspecting machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects
  • Welding, cutting, brazing, and soldering
  • Practicing safety on the job

Career Options

Career Options

Most Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic graduates go to work for a construction company. Equipment mechanics spend most of the day fixing large machines, which means you can expect to do some heavy lifting on the job. Most heavy construction equipment mechanics work full time, but some may be hired on a contract basis.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Automotive and Machine Repair training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as

  • the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • the United Automobile Workers (UAW).

Credentials such as these prepare students for work in original equipment manufacturing (OEM) dealerships and aftermarket automotive machine shops.

Machine Equipment Repair Numbers to Know

$38K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

1

Number of centers offering training in this career

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Critical thinking
Dependability
Integrity
Steady hands and fingers


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