Industrial Maintenance Technologist

Industrial maintenance technologists work in all sectors of the industry— at oil refineries, natural gas and equivalent processing plants, well location pads, sales meter points, pipelines, and compressor stations.

The responsibilities of an industrial maintenance technologist include:

  • Assembling, installing, and repairing mechanical, HVAC, rigging, hydraulics, and electrical control systems
  • Performing general maintenance
  • Reading blueprints
  • Welding

Realistic Job Preview

Additional Details


  • Work inside at plant facility or outside at well site or pipeline locations
  • May work alone or as part of a team

Typical Schedule

  • Monday - Friday
  • 10 hours a day
  • Some overtime and weekends
  • Occasionally on call for holidays

Industry Sector(s)

  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Downstream

Keys for Success

  • Technical
  • Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical


  • Associate's Degree

Interested in learning about additional careers?

Click here to view the ShaleNET Career Guide.

Take the first step to Get Started on your new oil and gas career!

If you are a Veteran or the Eligible Spouse of a Veteran, you are encouraged to participate!