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Metropolitan Community College Industrial Maintenance Program

Industrial Maintenance Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley
Program Coordinator: Lisa Bray, 816.604.5281

Job Preparation:
Student Employment Services
Career Central - job bank

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $20.00/hourly; $41,600/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $19.02/hourly; $39,600/annually
  • Projected job growth (national - 2012-2022): 8% to 14%
  • Projected employee need (national - 2012-2022): 21,100 additional employees

Personal characteristics

  • Attention to detail: careful about detail and thoroughness of job completion
  • Dependable: reliable, responsible and able to fulfill obligations
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Persistence: stick-to-it-ness in the face of unexpected or difficult challenges
  • Self Control: ability to maintain composure in difficult situations
  • Stress Tolerance: ability to accept criticism and perform under stressful situations
  • Integrity: honesty and ethical thinking and behavior
  • Analytical Thinking: ability to use logic to address issues, problems and troubleshoot control circuitry
  • Independence: ability to direct and complete one's work with little or no supervision

Sample of reported job titles: Industrial Electrician, Electrician, Instrument and Electrical Technician, Control or Plant Technician, Electrical Repairman, Electronic Mechanic

Work locations

Manufacturing plants, power plants and satellite facilities, hospitals and other large public or private facilities, service companies that install and maintain equipment, chemical and research facilities, and electrical construction

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