Limited internships are available through Freeport (FMI) and ASARCO which require an application, interview, and selection process in accordance with the individual organization policies.
INDUSTRIAL MACHINE MECHANIC
What is an Industrial Machine Mechanic?
Also known as a Millwright, you maintain, repair, install, dismantle and adjust factory equipment and industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment in factories, power plants, refineries, pipeline distribution systems, construction sites and more.
What types of employers are out there?
Power plants –nuclear/coal/solar/hydroelectric/wind turbines, mines, contract work, cities, water plants, county, airports, refineries, oil rigs, consultants, aerospace, shipyards, and private manufacturing companies that make anything from clothes to paper clips. Basically any industry that uses large machinery to make, pack, ship, bottle, load and move things needs an Industrial Machine Mechanic.
How much does it pay?
The median annual wage for industrial machinery mechanics was $45,840 in May 2012, and the job outlook is faster than average according to the Dept of Labor.
What will I learn in class?
Learn how machinery that powers most things in the work works! Pumps, pipes, valves, hydraulics, pneumatics, bearings, seals, levers, conveyor belts, pulleys, build your own machines, tools, trouble shooting, safety, blueprints -not just how to read but how to write and draft your own blueprints and rigging.
What is Rigging?
In Rigging class you will learn how to fasten loads to cranes, hitch configurations, safe loading practices, load inspection and rigging hardware. It is like its own field in itself, Riggers work docks, cranes, shipping, cargo, construction and more.
Where can I work?
Every State in the country and most countries in the world need Industrial Machine Mechanics!
More information: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes499044.htm