Industrial Machinery Mechanics (SOC 49-9041)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description


Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Exclude "Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043) who perform only routine tasks.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.


Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Industrial Machinery Mechanics is classified as an occupation whose job duties do not rely on the use of technology.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2012: 490
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 670
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 180
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 36.70%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $23.22
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 15
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 20


Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2012: 30,520
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 43,170
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 12,650
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 41.40%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $23.48
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 880
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 1,265

National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2012: 39,300
Projected National Employment 2022: 379,600
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 60,300
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 18.90%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $23.83
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available


Additional Labor Market Information


Turnover: AVERAGE
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 40.8
Average Years in Occupation: 1.3
Average Years with Current Employer: 5.9
Percent Female: 2.9%
Percent Non-White: 20.9%




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