Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers

Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

Median Annual Wage: $29,600

Education: Less than high school diploma (59%); High school diploma or equivalent (40%); Post-secondary certificate (1%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Mobile Home Set-Up Person; Mobile Home Laborer; Mobile Home Installer; Modular Set Crew Member; Delivery Crew Worker; Master Craftsman; Set Up Technician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Move and set up mobile homes or prefabricated buildings on owners' lots or at mobile home parks.
  • Inspect, examine, and test the operation of parts or systems to evaluate operating condition and to determine if repairs are needed.
  • Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems, and test operation of plumbing fixtures.
  • Remove damaged exterior panels, repair and replace structural frame members, and seal leaks, using hand tools.
  • Confer with customers or read work orders to determine the nature and extent of damage to units.
  • List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, and diagrams.
  • Install, repair, and replace units, fixtures, appliances, and other items and systems in mobile and modular homes, prefabricated buildings, or travel trailers, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
  • Repair leaks in plumbing or gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
  • Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, and hand tools.
  • Open and close doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, using jackplanes or drawknives.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers.

  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers.

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