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INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Industrial superhero to the rescue of all things mechanical. A career for those who value problem-solving and efficiency.

 

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential:
$40,000 - 100,000+ /YEAR + BENEFITS

Education Required:
APTITUDE TEST AND/OR CC DEGREE

Skills Needed:
ATTENTION TO DETAIL, TROUBLE-SHOOTING,  INNOVATION

Types of Employers:
SHIPBUILDING, AUTOMOTIVE, ENERGY

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Job Overview

JOB OVERVIEW:

In today’s highly automated and mechanized manufacturing sector, skilled professionals are needed to monitor and maintain industrial scale equipment to keep processes going. And when necessary, rapid response is needed to repair broken parts. In any business, revenue comes from production, and when manufacturing processes stops, revenue ceases. Industrial maintenance technicians are needed to avoid disruptions in production.

The salary range for these jobs varies widely based on company, skill of the employee and location, but industrial maintenance technicians may earn about $45,000 per year on average, with more experienced workers earning $60,000 or more, with some employers paying more than $100,000 for top talent and experience. Benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, are also typically provided.

Depending on the employer and region, job candidates are advised to earn an associate degree from an accredited community college. Industrial maintenance, production, or technology programs are offered at 8 Mississippi community colleges.

Industrial maintenance technicians must demonstrate strong troubleshooting and problem skills, the ability to make decisions based on changing industry dynamics, knowledge of high-tech tools and equipment, awareness of safety standards, a mathematical competency in geometry and other areas necessary to inform problem-solving techniques, and the ability to multitask.

Salary Comparison

AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES

  • RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,925

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  • ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,177

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  • RETAIL TRADE - $24,956

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  • REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,172

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  • TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,282

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Find Training Programs Near You

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Copiah Lincoln CC
Jackie Martin
601-643-8323
Wesson

East Mississippi CC
Dr. Raj Shaunak
662-243-1911
Mayhew

Holmes CC
William Fitts
662-605-3310
Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

Meridian Community College
Stanley Bishop
601-484-8793
Meridian

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
John Shows
601-928-6397
Gulfport

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (TOYOTA ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN PROGRAM)

Itawamba CC
Barry Emison
662-620-5100

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGY)

Pearl River CC
Dr. Ed Pinero
601-403-1102
Poplarville

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY)

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
John Shows
601-928-6397
Gulfport

Northeast Mississippi CC
Ray Gaillard
662-720-7203
Booneville

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE MECHANICS PROGRAM)

Coahoma CC
Ann Shelton-Clark
662-621-4220
Clarksdale

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY)

Northeast Mississippi CC
William Johnson
662-720-7422
Booneville

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