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)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.5415.8819.60 24.6930.2637.28
Alaska 29.3214.2321.36 30.3436.7643.56
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 32.2224.7127.43 31.9735.9240.51
Fairbanks North Star Borough 31.4219.2326.97 33.3637.3637.46
Southeast Region 28.6119.1121.35 27.9135.8540.04
Balance of State 27.2012.5215.59 27.6336.9645.61

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
470184 39.157.3 44.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation111
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation63
UI claimants previously working in occupation76
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 187
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.8

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

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Millwright OEC