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From gas and coal to nuclear and solar, industrial maintenance technicians work on the machinery that powers many different industries. The Industrial Maintenance Technician program is designed to get students on track toward a career in the industry in less than a year.1
*Program length varies by campus.
The courses in this program are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up. No prior experience is required.
Industrial maintenance technicians perform maintenance and repairs on various types of machines. On any given day, they may perform diagnostics, clean and lubricate machinery, or test damaged parts to determine if they need replacing.
Within this industry, there are different career avenues that can be pursued by skilled technicians. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able
to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
*Program coming to UTI Rancho Cucamonga and UTI Lisle.
Industries across the country rely on industrial maintenance technicians to maintain and repair important machinery. See how our program can teach you the skills for an exciting career.1
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation
Maintenance technicians have strong attention to detail and great problem-solving abilities, and are always up for a challenge. Some type of training is typically required to get into this career in order to gain knowledge on topics like electrical theory, industrial heating and cooling, materials processing, and steam and gas turbines.
Industrial maintenance is a common choice among those looking for a career in the energy industry. It can be a fulfilling career path for those who are analytical thinkers with strong problem-solving skills, and prefer hands-on work over sitting at a desk.
The length of time it takes to get an education in industrial maintenance varies depending on the school you attend. At MIAT, you can graduate in 7 months at the Canton, Michigan, campus and 9 months at the Houston, Texas, campus.
There are a number of different ways to get started in the industrial maintenance industry. Some choose to learn skills on the job and work their way up. However, completing a formal training program like the one offered at MIAT can prepare you for a technician role in less than a year.1 You’ll graduate with hands-on experience and a skill set that can be applied to different industries.
Maintenance technicians are responsible for keeping machinery in good working condition. They check performance, diagnose problems, make repairs and replace parts when necessary. Their work is essential to the industries they support.
1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
60) The Energy Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technician programs prepare graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as wind power technicians or industrial maintenance technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Industrial Machinery Mechanics as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as wind power technicians and industrial maintenance technicians, such as installation technicians, field service technicians, boiler technicians and plant technicians. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Industrial Machinery Mechanics (49-9041) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $37,420 to $55,050 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled wind power technicians and industrial maintenance technicians in North Carolina is $27.05 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages, Industrial Machinery Mechanics). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $21.85 and $17.94, respectively.
64) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/industrial-machinery-mechanics-and-maintenance-workers-and-millwrights.htm. BLS projects total employment will increase from 384,800 in 2021 to 447,900 in 2031. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
77) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI and MIAT prepare graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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