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Employment: Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers, Except Millwrights




Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers, except millwrights held about 289,200 jobs in 2002. Of these, 197,300 were held by the more highly skilled industrial machinery mechanics, while machinery maintenance workers accounted for 91,900 jobs. Two out of three workers were employed in the manufacturing sector, in industries such as food processing, textile mills, chemicals, fabricated metal products, motor vehicles, and primary metals. Others worked for government agencies, public utilities, mining companies, and other establishments in which industrial machinery is used.