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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 24026$26.04/hr$19.03/hr$19.67/hr$24.53/hr$30.77/hr$33.97/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities140$24.93/hr
Professional and Business Services150$23.89/hr
Other Services110$30.25/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$25.00/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$31.18/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$28.95/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$31.18/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$28.66/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$30.25/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$30.25/hr-2.6%
St Cloud MN MSA 90$28.60/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$24.47/hr10.3%
Southeast Minnesota 150$25.35/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$24.47/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 160$24.04/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$24.01/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$24.47/hr12.0%
Central Minnesota 240$24.53/hr13.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 720$30.22/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 810$29.61/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,540$26.31/hr12.6%

  • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
  • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
  • Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse to maintain machinery and work areas.
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment according to specified procedures.
  • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Set up and operate machines, and adjust controls to regulate operations.
  • Install, replace, or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
  • Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
  • Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.