• Industrial Maintenance Technician Tasks

    • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters and bridges.

    • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.

    • Install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.

    • Align, fit and assemble component parts using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates and microscopes.

    • Inspect parts for surface defects.

    • Analyze and record test results and prepare written testing documentation.

    • Verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments.

    • Operate metalworking machines to fabricate housings, jigs, fittings and fixtures.

    • Repair, rework and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and systems to meet operational specifications and tolerances.

    • Train others to install, use and maintain robots.

    • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.

    • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently or prevent the physical condition of buildings to not deteriorate.

    • Inspect drives, motors and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.

    • Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.

    • Assemble, install or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery and equipment.

    • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, consulting blueprints, repair manuals and parts catalogs as necessary.

    • Inspect, operate and test machinery and equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.

    • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.

    • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery.

    • Dismantle devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools and power tools.

    You might also call this person a Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Electrician, Maintenance Engineer, Process Technician, Equipment Engineering Technician, Building Maintenance Mechanic, Building Mechanic, I&C Technician (Instrument and Controls Technician) Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronic Technician, Test Technician, Tester, Mechanical Technician, Product Test Specialist, Electro-Mechanic, Electronic Instrument Technician or Laboratory Technician.

    Tasks taken from: www.onetonline.org  run by the U.S. Department of Labor http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3024.00

    Industrial Maintenance Tasks