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Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Keep records of merchandise distributed and money collected.
    • Fill machines with products, ingredients, money, and other supplies.
    • Inspect machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fix minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
    • Collect coins and bills from machines, prepare invoices, and settle accounts with concessionaires.
    • Test machines to determine proper functioning.
    • Make service calls to maintain and repair machines.
    • Replace malfunctioning parts, such as worn magnetic heads on automatic teller machine (ATM) card readers.
    • Adjust machine pressure gauges and thermostats.
    • Maintain records of machine maintenance and repair.
    • Clean and oil machine parts.
    • Order parts needed for machine repairs.
    • Adjust and repair coin, vending, or amusement machines and meters and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts, using hand tools, soldering irons, and diagrams.
    • Prepare repair cost estimates.
    • Record transaction information on forms or logs, and notify designated personnel of discrepancies.
    • Disassemble and assemble machines, according to specifications and using hand and power tools.
    • Contact other repair personnel or make arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
    • Transport machines to installation sites.
    • Refer to manuals and wiring diagrams to gather information needed to repair machines.
    • Install machines, making the necessary water and electrical connections in compliance with codes.

    Skills

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Troubleshooting

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

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Knowledge

    • Computers and Electronics

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

    • Mechanical

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

    • 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 36900/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 17.74/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,970
    • Yearly Projected Openings 230

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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:
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

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    Technology

    • Spreadsheet software
    • Presentation software
    • Inventory management software
    • Internet browser software
    • Electronic mail software

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