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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 504$20.30/hr$14.98/hr$16.96/hr$19.75/hr$23.27/hr$27.14/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services20$26.78/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$24.71/hr-4.0%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$22.80/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$19.38/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$18.97/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$20.57/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$22.63/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$19.75/hr20.0%
Southwest Minnesota 50$23.09/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$19.18/hr18.9%
Southeast Balance of State 90$19.71/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$21.97/hr17.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$24.38/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 270$23.74/hr3.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 350$23.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 510$22.65/hr5.4%

  • 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.