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Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Install equipment and accessories, such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.
    • Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments, such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
    • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
    • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures and equipment.
    • Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles.
    • Run new speaker and electrical cables.
    • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
    • Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors and add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces, reinstalling interior parts.
    • Record results of diagnostic tests.
    • Estimate costs of repairs, based on parts and labor charges.
    • Replace and clean electrical or electronic components.
    • Build fiberglass or wooden enclosures for sound components, and fit them to automobile dimensions.

    Skills

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Troubleshooting

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

    • Critical Thinking

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

    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.

    • 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.

    • Near Vision

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

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

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

    • Computers and Electronics

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

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 43230/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 20.78/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 180
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10

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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
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Trim or molding tools
    • Screwdrivers
    • Pullers
    • Multimeters
    • Adjustable widemouth pliers

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Internet browser software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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