Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)

What Does A Maintenance Technician (Mechanical) Do?

Maintenance Technicians maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment.  The Maintenance Technician featured on this page deals with mechanical systems.

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Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)

How Do I Become A Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)?

A maintenance technician who works with mechanical systems will likely need to complete an apprenticeship program or on-the-job training with a manufacturing company.

What is the Average Salary For A Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)?

High – 77,000
Median – 55,000
Low – 33,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)?

  • Trade-related courses
  • English
  • Math
  • Welding
  • Blueprint reading
  • Computers

What Is The Work Environment For A Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)?

Maintenance Technicians typically work in manufacturing facilities around industrial machinery.  Working with industrial machinery can be dangerous. To avoid injury, workers must follow safety precautions and use protective equipment, such as hardhats, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and earplugs.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years in the US, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada