- Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
- Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
- Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
- Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
- Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
- Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
- Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment.
- Inventory and requisition machine parts, equipment, and other supplies so that stock can be maintained and replenished.
- Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
- Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations.
- Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment according to specified procedures.
- Collect and discard worn machine parts and others refuse to maintain machinery and work areas.
- Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
- Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
- Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks or boxes.
- Replace or repair the metal, wood, leather, glass, or other linings in machines, or in equipment compartments or containers.
- Remove hardened material from machines or machine parts, using abrasives, power and hand tools, jackhammers, sledgehammers, or other equipment.
- Measure, mix, prepare, and test chemical solutions used to clean or repair machinery and equipment.
- Mechanical— Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mathematics— Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Design— Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- English Language— Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- 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.
- Equipment Maintenance— Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Operation Monitoring— Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Repairing— Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Troubleshooting— Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Operation and Control— Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Active Listening— Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Coordination— Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
- Critical Thinking— Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Judgment and Decision Making— Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Quality Control Analysis— Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Reading Comprehension— Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.