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Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

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Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

    Work Activities
    • Inspect and test electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software.
    • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
    • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
    • Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
    • Install electrical equipment such as air-conditioning, heating, or ignition systems and components such as generator brushes and commutators, using hand tools.
    • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
    • Locate and remove or repair circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
    • Maintain equipment service records.
    • Refer to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
    • Install fixtures, outlets, terminal boards, switches, and wall boxes, using hand tools.
    • Install new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
    • Repair or rebuild equipment such as starters, generators, distributors, or door controls, using electrician's tools.
    • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.
    • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor requirements.
    • Measure, cut, and install frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels, and junction boxes, using hand tools.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

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

    • 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.

    • Operation Monitoring

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

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

    • 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
    • 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.

    • Computers and Electronics

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

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $59,240/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $28.48/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 230
    • Yearly Projected Openings 20
    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
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Persistence
    • Initiative
    Tools
    • Wire or cable cutter
    • Voltage or current meters
    • Screwdrivers
    • Ohmmeters
    • Ammeters
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Compliance software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.