Industrial maintenance employees usually work in manufacturing companies or businesses that use mechanical process on a daily basis. Industrial maintenance workers do repair and construction work to support main operations. The industrial maintenance field is growing and will keep growing at above average rates over the next ten years. An industrial mechanic has a wide range of skills, including welding, machining, carpentry, and electrical to maintain systems.
In Tier 1 students learn basics, like blue-print reading and electrical fundamentals, to work effectively in a machine-shop environment. At the end of Tier 1 programs, students will earn a Certificate of Technical Skills degree, if they do not continue into higher levels of training. Tier 1 also typically includes opportunities to earn 1-2 NIMS Level I credentials.