Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Industrial Maintenance is a growing field with a high demand. All manufacturing companies require someone to maintain the equipment on the shop floor in order to reduce down-time. Maintenance Technicians need a wide range of skills from electrical / hydraulic to welding to precision machining and everything in between.

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship is a three year program in which students attend courses in shortened semesters of only 8-weeks in the fall and spring. The rest of the year the apprentice receives industrial maintenance training from a dedicated mentor at the hiring company.

Industrial maintenance mechanics completing this program will have earned an AAS degree in Mechatronics, three NIMS credentials, a certification from the Department of Labor that they are fully qualified for their occupation, and three years of experience.

Job Functions

Industrial maintenance mechanics perform essential functions in manufacturing. They build, test, repair, adjust, train, and troubleshoot technical systems including turning and grinding machines, milling, drilling, CNC, lathes and more. This is a field of high demand, good pay, and excellent growth opportunities.

Salary Outlook: $27,309 to $75,785  (NOT a guarantee of salary, just an estimated outlook in this industry.)

Job Titles in Industrial Maintenance:

Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineer
Heavy Equipment Mechanic


Applications are being accepted for classes starting in August 2020

To Apply See Steps Below

Step 1 – Submit an Interest Form Click Here

Step 2 – Apply to Harper College Click Here

Step 3 – Take the placement test by visiting your Student Portal and click Testing.

Step 4 – Interview with companies interested in hiring an apprentice.