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Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
 Tools & Technology
 
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Platform lift
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  • Drilling machines
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  • Cutting machines
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  • Milling machines
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  • Alignment jig
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Industrial control software
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  • Office suite software
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  • Facilities management software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  •  Tasks
     
     
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
     
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
     
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
     
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
     
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
     
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
     
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
     
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
     
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
     
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
     
     Skills
     
     
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
     
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
     
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
     
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
     Knowledge
     
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
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     Education & Training
     
      Education:   Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Related Experience:   Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
     
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide Units $54,289 $26.11  $18.01  $20.95 - $30.92 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $54,004 $25.96  $16.47  $19.74 - $32.80 
    Danbury $58,238 $28.00  $19.32  $21.92 - $34.31 
    Hartford $55,134 $26.50  $20.36  $22.40 - $29.41 
    New Haven $41,964 $20.17  $12.71  $13.83 - $24.00 
    New London/Norwich $67,266 $32.34  $23.32  $26.35 - $39.49 
    Waterbury $56,600 $27.22  $23.91  $24.60 - $29.33 
    Torrington $55,969 $26.91  $21.79  $23.44 - $28.45 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2010 - 2020 )
     
    Average Annual Job Openings:   83
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
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