Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

Median Annual Wage: $31,860

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (87%); Post-secondary certificate (11%); Some college, no degree (2%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Service Technician; Vending Technician; Field Service Technician; Slot Technician; Vending Service Technician; Fountain Vending Mechanic; Full Service Vending Driver; Vending Mechanic; Cooler Deliverer; Full Service Vendor

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Keep records of merchandise distributed and money collected.
  • Collect coins and bills from machines, prepare invoices, and settle accounts with concessionaires.
  • Make service calls to maintain and repair machines.
  • Inspect machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fix minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
  • Test machines to determine proper functioning.
  • Contact other repair personnel or make arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
  • Clean and oil machine parts.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

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