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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

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Tasks

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anti static floor mats — Rubber insulating mats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Antistatic maintenance kits — Static proof dust cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Articulating boom lift — Lift trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automatic soldering machine — Desoldering stations; Soldering stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Battery testers — Load testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Cutting torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment — Ground resistance testers; Wheatstone bridges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Vernier calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chart recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tester — Growlers; Light fixture testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tracers — Wire tracers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conduit benders — Power conduit benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Side cross cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital Signal Processor DSP — Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill bit set — Drill bit sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drilling machines — Drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical frequency meters — Frequency meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical resistance or conductance sensors — Ground testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Feeler gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fiber optic fault locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fish tape — Fish tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency calibrator or simulator — Signal analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fuse pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grounding hardware — Clamp sticks; Ground straps; Temporary protective grounds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Electric hacksaws; Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat tracing equipment — Infrared thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High voltage cable detection — Cable locating meters; Hotsticks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic truck cranes — Hydraulic boom trucks; Hydraulic booms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulation testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light bulb changer — Bulb extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lightmeters — Light meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Linemans pliers — Lineman's pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Slide lock pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Luxmeters — Lumen meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Manlifts; Personnel lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Megohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC; Proportional integral derivative PID controllers; Teach pendants See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needlenose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes — Scope meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phasemeters — Phase rotation meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe bending tools — Hydraulic pipe benders; Pipe benders; Polyvinyl chloride PVC benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Platform lift — Staging equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Plotters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Jackhammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic sanding machines — Bead blasters; Sandblasters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Computer diagnostic devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power blowers — Air blowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Cement cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Rubber insulating gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Comealongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Knockout punches; Punches; Screw starters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rectifiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Safety belts; Safety harnesses; Safety lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Signal generators — Function generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Spline key wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Portable welding equipment; Tack welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Wire strippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tachometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Terminations — Termination tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading dies — Pipe threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading taps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torque wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch pads — Touch screens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track cranes — Overhead cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — High-voltage detectors; Low voltage detectors; Test lamps; Voltmeters (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wattmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches — Cable winches; Wire winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Wire crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Circuit evaluation software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP Maintenance See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software; Maintenance management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document operational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Enter codes or other information into computers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with coworkers to resolve equipment problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop equipment or component configurations. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 94% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 78% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 62% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 74% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 52% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 45% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 24% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
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  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 47% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 31% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 37% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 32% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 37% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 29% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 66% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 46% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 31% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 54% responded “Fairly important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 25% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 35% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 32% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
46   Post-secondary certificate Help
46   Associate's degree
7   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RIC

  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Related Occupations

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $26.27 hourly, $54,640 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 69,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 16,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "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.

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