Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.
- Brake Mechanic
- Bulldozer Mechanic
- Caterpillar Mechanic
- Cat Mechanic
- Clutch Mechanic
- Construction Equipment Mechanic
- Construction Equipment Overhauler
- Crane Mechanic
- Diesel Mechanic
- Diesel Technician
- Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
- Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
- Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
- Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
- Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
- Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
- Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
- Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
- Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
- Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- 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.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- 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.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in Washington was $54,290 with most people making between $36,140 and $75,150
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 3,430 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 3,550 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have about 12 openings due to growth and about 68 replacement openings for approximately 80 total annual openings.
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