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Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
    • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
    • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
    • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
    • Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
    • Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.
    • Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
    • 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.
    • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
    • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.
    • Maintain inventory of spare parts.
    • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
    • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
    • Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components.
    • Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications.
    • Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired.
    • 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.
    • Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.

    Skills

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 58830/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 28.28/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,990
    • Yearly Projected Openings 180

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Independence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Voltage or current meters
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Pipe bending tools
    • Microcontrollers
    • Grounding hardware

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Facilities management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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