Getting an industrial maintenance mechanic job.

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How did you get your start doing industrial maintenance mechanic work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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Chuck Taylor in Sparks, Nevada

78 months ago

I got my start in the US NAvy, where I was a gas turbine mechanic, since then, I've worked in power plants and food manufacturing plants, over the years I developed a wide knowleddge of machinery and equipment. Once you know how to troubleshoot equipment it can be applied anywhere

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LA Meyer in Gillette, Wyoming

53 months ago

Hired on to sweep floors at a machine shop,showed some interest,and paid attention to what they were saying (you can learn alot from them oldtimers) 20 years later I'm turning wrenches at a new power plant,making damn good money and love'n it!

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popeye8404 in Riverside, Missouri

33 months ago

started out in the us navy as a machinist mate then went HVACR school got jobs as stationary/operating engineer at cold storage , hospitals and industrial laundry. worked in manufacuring plants as a electrical/maintenance mechanic and went to welding/fabrication program

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killa in Fort Wayne, Indiana

30 months ago

I will be receiving an associates degree in industrial maintence this coming may. I have plenty of factory experience, but none of it is in industrial maintenance. My maintence experience consist of the simple labs I've done, along with the book knowledge that i have obtained while in school. Do i have a chance of getting an entry level job in my field when i graduate ina couple months?? i hope that someone can be some good advice....thanks in advance

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killa in Fort Wayne, Indiana

28 months ago

Hello?? Any experienced maintenance mechanics out there? How does a newbie get into this field?

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