Industrial Machinery Mechanics (49-9041)

Occupation description:  Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes Millwrights (49-9044), Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (49-3042), and Maintenance Workers, Machinery (49-9043).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 315310 -1.60 88
United States 332,200391,900 18.05,970 8,62014,590

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.9515.5219.10 24.0629.7136.59
Alaska 29.5314.9621.17 29.5736.8545.05
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.9918.5824.46 32.8838.3046.31
Fairbanks North Star Borough 29.1720.6424.67 29.2635.6736.85
Southeast Region 27.5215.4119.81 28.6934.7737.98
Balance of State 28.4412.7616.86 28.0438.9046.44

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
516192 37.257.3 44.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation115
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation50
UI claimants previously working in occupation43
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 167
Number of job position postings 13
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)