Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

Median Annual Wage: $56,000

Education: Post-secondary certificate (44%); High school diploma or equivalent (27%); Some college, no degree (13%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
  • Install new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
  • Locate and remove or repair circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
  • Refer to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
  • Maintain equipment service records.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.

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  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • 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.

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