Industrial Machinery Mechanics


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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100343
Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Industrial Machinery Mechanics - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Industrial machinery mechanics work in many industries. Jobs are located wherever industrial machinery is used. However, jobs are concentrated in heavily industrialized areas.

Major employers:

  • Industrial machinery sales companies
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Electric power generation and transmission plants
  • Plastic product manufacturers

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be much faster than average. Manufacturers are using more sophisticated machinery. This machinery requires more highly-skilled mechanics to keep the machines in good working order.

Job openings will occur as current workers retire or leave this occupation. Some employers have reported difficulty in recruiting young workers with the necessary skills. Job prospects will be best for those who have an apprenticeship or other formal training.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics (CIS 100343)

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Illinois
12,340
Large
&
10.3%
5.8%
>>>>
1,236
High
  Champaign Area
208
Large
&
18.3%
7.0%
>>>>
24
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
385
Very large
&
15.3%
5.0%
>>>>
41
Very High
  Cook County
4,121
Large
&
11.7%
5.6%
>>>>
421
High
  Decatur Area
231
Very large
&
17.3%
7.0%
>>>>
25
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
710
Very large
&
19.6%
9.7%
>>>>
80
Very High
  Du Page County
1,300
Large
&
11.2%
5.4%
>>>>
132
High
  Edwardsville Area
367
Very large
&
-6.3%
5.1%
>>>>
28
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
105
Large
&
14.3%
7.0%
>>>>
12
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
231
Very large
&
12.6%
5.2%
>>>>
24
High
  Lake County
948
Very large
&
16.9%
8.6%
>>>>
104
Very High
  McHenry County
300
Very large
&
16.3%
6.8%
>>>>
33
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
199
Large
&
23.6%
6.8%
>>>>
25
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
396
Very large
&
13.1%
3.6%
>>>>
41
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
560
Large
&
16.2%
7.3%
>>>>
60
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
208
Large
&
14.9%
4.3%
>>>>
23
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
247
Large
&
14.6%
5.7%
>>>>
27
High
  Rockford Area
510
Very large
&
13.9%
7.6%
>>>>
53
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
105
Large
&
6.7%
2.4%
>>>>
11
High
  Springfield Area
177
Large
&
13.0%
4.7%
>>>>
18
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
306
Large
&
10.8%
6.4%
>>>>
31
High
  Vermilion County
110
Very large
&
13.6%
4.9%
>>>>
12
High
  Will County
617
Very large
&
11.7%
9.1%
>>>>
63
High
United States
399,400
Very large
&
15.6%
3.7%
>>>>
40,500
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.