Maintenance Workers, Machinery (49-9043)

Occupation description:  Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. Excludes Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (49-9071).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 370386 4.32 68
United States 91,20098,700 8.2740 1,4602,210

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.1113.1916.77 21.4226.8831.84
Alaska 25.8316.7720.62 25.6930.3436.18
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.3415.9018.01 21.8025.0230.65
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.4320.4524.93 27.1329.3130.63
Southeast Region 29.0721.1424.90 29.1433.9237.17
Balance of State 26.5316.3020.24 26.3532.2337.83

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
417102 24.553.0 40.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation152
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation41
UI claimants previously working in occupation76
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 294
Number of job position postings 68
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.3

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

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

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue
Cook Inlet Training Standards/24 Hour Hazwoper
Cook Inlet Training Standards/Hazwoper Refresher
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety Refresher

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
North Slope Training Cooperative

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Unescorted Module - NSTC01

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)
Cook Inlet Training Standards & Industrial Safety (CITS) Certificate
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)
North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC) Unescorted with/without H2S Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Procedures Certificate
NSTC 6 PACK & H2S Module Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Endorsement

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
NSTC 2014 ASH Update / 003
NSTC Confined Space Entry / 004
NSTC Energy Isolation / 005
NSTC Fall Protection / 006
NSTC Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Module/002
NSTC Respiratory Protection /007
NSTC Unescorted/001
PEC Premier Basic Orientation / 051
PEC Premier Core Compliance / 052

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry
North Slope Training Consortium (NTSC)