The industrial maintenance technician not only troubleshoots and repairs advanced industrial equipment, but is also responsible for the layout and installation. This individual should be versed in electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, pipefitting, welding, and machine repair and installation, as well as motor control systems and PLC control systems.
Many manufacturing companies across the country no longer employ segregated trades (electrician, millwright, machinist, etc.). Instead, they are moving to a multi-craft classification that will perform electrical, mechanics, machining, welding, etc. Therefore, positions for general maintenance and industrial maintenance are currently in great demand.