Manufacturing Maintenance Technician

at Central Lakes College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Maintenance machinists clean, oil, and maintain the machine tools. They also repair or make new parts for existing machinery. Skilled manufacturing maintenance technicians are needed to keep the complex industrial machinery of today's manufacturing facilities running smoothly. Their work keeps factories productive and makes sure that the final product is perfect. Their work assures that machine operators are safe. A manufacturing maintenance technician is often responsible for performing entry level to complex troubleshooting and repair techniques on manufacturing equipment; electrical/electronic or mechanical systems. As a technician you will be responsible for analyzing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing complex equipment. To advance in this career, one should gain proficiency with basic mechanical/hydraulic and pneumatics concepts related to machine tools.

Program Locations

  • Central Lakes College, Staples 56479

Labor Market Information

  • Machinery Maintenance Workers
  • Median wage:$19.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • Median wage:$30.14/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Millwrights
  • Median wage:$27.26/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Elevator Installers and Repairers
  • Median wage:$40.80/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Refractory Materials Repairers
  • Median wage:$21.89/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Median wage:$25.28/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401 Toll-Free: (800) 933-0346 Local: (218) 855-8037 TTY: (218) 855-8224