Profession greaser

Greasers make sure industrial machines are properly lubricated to maintain operations. They use grease guns to oil machines. Greasers also perform basic maintenance and repair duties.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Industrial tools

    The tools and equipment used for industrial purposes, both power and hand tools, and their various uses.


  • Operate grease gun

    Use a grease gun loaded with oil to lubricate industial machinery in order to ensure proper operations.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Clean up spilled oil

    Safely clean up and dispose of spilled oil.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Maintain machinery

    Maintain machinery and equipment in order to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust or repair when necessary, using hand and power tools. Replace defective parts components or systems.

  • Secure working area

    Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform maintenance on installed equipment lubricate engines consult technical resources perform test run maintain industrial equipment order supplies lubricate rolling stock wheels technical drawings read standard blueprints

Common job titles

  • Maintenance technician (oiler & greaser) - ft/rotating shifts
  • General laborer (seasonal)
  • Oiler/greaser
  • Hvl operator - 3rd shift
  • Machine/high bay cleaner
  • Operator ii pumping
  • Heavy equipment mechanics and greasers
  • Facilities cleaner (recycling) - n1
  • Preventative maintenance/greaser
  • Facilities cleaner