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Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

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Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.

    Work Activities
    • Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
    • Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
    • Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
    • Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
    • Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.
    • Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
    • Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.
    • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
    • Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
    • Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.
    • Position or mount speakers, and wire speakers to consoles.
    Skills
    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Troubleshooting

      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • 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.

    • Visualization

      The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

    • Near Vision

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

    Knowledge
    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Computers and Electronics

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

    • 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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $27,020/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $12.99/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 1,360
    • Yearly Projected Openings 150
    Typical Education
    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
    • Persistence
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    Tools
    • Wire cutters
    • Tape measures
    • Stripping tools
    • Soldering iron
    • Screwdrivers
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Mobile location based services software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
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