Details Report for:
49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
Sample of reported job titles: Control Technician, Electrical and Instrument Mechanic, Electrical and Instrument Technician (E&I Tech), Electrical Maintenance Technician, Electrical Technician, I&C Tech (Instrument and Control Technician), Instrument and Electrical Technician (I&E Tech), Repair Technician, Service Technician, Technical Support Specialist
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
Tools used in this occupation:
- Adjustable wrenches
- Air compressors
- Anti static floor mats — Rubber insulating mats
- Antistatic maintenance kits — Static proof dust cleaners
- Articulating boom lift — Lift trucks
- Automatic soldering machine — Desoldering stations; Soldering stations
- Battery testers — Load testers
- Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment
- Blow torch — Cutting torches
- Calibrated resistance measuring equipment — Ground resistance testers; Wheatstone bridges
- Calipers — Vernier calipers
- Chart recorders
- Circuit tester — Growlers; Light fixture testers
- Circuit tracers — Wire tracers
- Cold chisels
- Conduit benders — Power conduit benders
- Desktop computers
- Diagonal cut pliers — Side cross cutters
- Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial indicators
- Digital Signal Processor DSP — Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA equipment
- Drill bit set — Drill bit sets
- Drilling machines — Drill presses
- Electrical frequency meters — Frequency meters
- Electrical resistance or conductance sensors — Ground testers
- Feeler gauges
- Fiber optic fault locators
- Fish tape — Fish tapes
- Frequency calibrator or simulator — Signal analyzers
- Fuse pullers
- Gas generators — Generators
- Grounding hardware — Clamp sticks; Ground straps; Temporary protective grounds
- Hacksaw — Electric hacksaws; Hacksaws
- Heat tracing equipment — Infrared thermometers
- Hex keys
- High voltage cable detection — Cable locating meters; Hotsticks
- Hole saws
- Hydraulic truck cranes — Hydraulic boom trucks; Hydraulic booms
- Impact wrenches
- Insulation testers
- Laser printers
- Light bulb changer — Bulb extractors
- Lightmeters — Light meters
- Linemans pliers — Lineman's pliers
- Locking pliers — Slide lock pliers
- Luxmeters — Lumen meters
- Manlift or personnel lift — Manlifts; Personnel lifts
- Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders
- Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC; Proportional integral derivative PID controllers; Teach pendants
- Needlenose pliers
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Nut drivers
- Oscilloscopes — Scope meters
- Personal computers
- Phasemeters — Phase rotation meters
- Pipe bending tools — Hydraulic pipe benders; Pipe benders; Polyvinyl chloride PVC benders
- Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters
- Platform lift — Staging equipment
- Plotter printers — Plotters
- Pneumatic hammer — Jackhammers
- Pneumatic sanding machines — Bead blasters; Sandblasters
- Portable data input terminals — Computer diagnostic devices
- Power blowers — Air blowers
- Power drills
- Power grinders
- Power saws — Cement cutters
- Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers
- Protective gloves — Rubber insulating gloves
- Pullers — Comealongs
- Punches or nail sets or drifts — Knockout punches; Punches; Screw starters
- Safety harnesses or belts — Safety belts; Safety harnesses; Safety lines
- Signal generators — Function generators
- Socket sets — Socket wrench sets
- Soldering iron — Soldering irons
- Specialty wrenches — Spline key wrenches
- Spot welding machine — Portable welding equipment; Tack welding equipment
- Stripping tools — Wire strippers
- Tape measures
- Terminations — Termination tools
- Threading dies — Pipe threaders
- Threading taps
- Torque wrenches
- Touch pads — Touch screens
- Track cranes — Overhead cranes
- Two way radios
- Utility knives
- Voltage or current meters — High-voltage detectors; Low voltage detectors; Test lamps; Voltmeters (see all 5 examples)
- Winches — Cable winches; Wire winches
- Wire lug crimping tool — Wire crimpers
Technology used in this occupation:
- Analytical or scientific software — Circuit evaluation software
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
- Data base user interface and query software — Database software
- Electronic mail software — Email software
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP Maintenance
- Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software; Maintenance management software
- Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software
- Internet browser software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Operating system software — Microsoft Windows
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
- Document operational activities.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
- Maintain repair or maintenance records.
- Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
- Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
- Calibrate equipment to specifications.
- Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
- Enter codes or other information into computers.
- Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
- Confer with coworkers to resolve equipment problems.
- Develop equipment or component configurations.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|7||Some college, no degree|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|17-3023.03||Electrical Engineering Technicians|
|17-3024.01||Robotics Technicians Bright Outlook Green|
|17-3027.00||Mechanical Engineering Technicians|
|17-3029.09||Manufacturing Production Technicians|
|49-2022.00||Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers|
|49-2095.00||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay|
|49-9041.00||Industrial Machinery Mechanics|
|49-9097.00||Signal and Track Switch Repairers|
|51-8021.00||Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2014)||$26.27 hourly, $54,640 annual|
|Employment (2012)||69,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Slower than average (3% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||16,300|
|Top industries (2012)||
Manufacturing (33% employed in this sector)
Wholesale Trade (12%)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.