Employers typically require an applicant to have at minimum a high school diploma, and to have taken high school or postsecondary classes in mechanical drawing, mathematics, blueprint reading, computer programming, or electronics.
However, more and more employers are preferring to hire people with some training in industrial technology, with some understanding in electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and computer programming.
Technical schools offer one or two year programs. Classroom instruction focuses on subjects such as shop mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, electronics, and computer training. In addition to technical instruction, mechanics train on the specific machines that they will be repairing.
Some people start out in other factory jobs and learn the skills of the trade informally or by taking courses offered through their employer. Employers may offer onsite technical training or send workers to local technical schools while they also receive on-the-job training.
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