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
Southeast Minnesota 3013$23.50/hr$17.58/hr$19.81/hr$23.18/hr$27.82/hr$30.73/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities40$19.17/hr
Professional and Business Services30$25.25/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/A4.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$24.01/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$23.22/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$29.98/hr-4.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$28.63/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$19.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$23.18/hr18.9%
St Cloud MN MSA 50$19.40/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$17.96/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$23.03/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$18.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$18.15/hr20.0%
Central Minnesota 110$18.59/hr17.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 200$22.29/hr3.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 260$22.27/hrN/A
Minnesota 490$21.22/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.