Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

Median Annual Wage: $54,640

Education: Associate's degree (46%); Post-secondary certificate (46%); Some college, no degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Electrical Technician; Service Technician; Technical Support Specialist; Repair Technician; Control Technician; Electrical and Instrument Mechanic; Electrical and Instrument Technician (E&I Tech); Instrument and Electrical Technician (I&E Tech); Electrical Maintenance Technician; I&C Tech (Instrument and Control Technician)

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
  • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
  • Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
  • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
  • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
  • Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.
  • Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components.
  • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.
  • Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
  • Maintain inventory of spare parts.
  • Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
  • Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications.
  • Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.
  • Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment or develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions.
  • Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, or suggestions for product improvements.

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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment.

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