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Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers

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Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

    Work Activities
    • Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.
    • Move and set up mobile homes or prefabricated buildings on owners' lots or at mobile home parks.
    • Inspect, examine, and test the operation of parts or systems to evaluate operating condition and to determine if repairs are needed.
    • Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems, and test operation of plumbing fixtures.
    • Remove damaged exterior panels, repair and replace structural frame members, and seal leaks, using hand tools.
    • List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, and diagrams.
    • Confer with customers or read work orders to determine the nature and extent of damage to units.
    • Install, repair, and replace units, fixtures, appliances, and other items and systems in mobile and modular homes, prefabricated buildings, or travel trailers, using hand tools or power tools.
    • Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
    • Repair leaks in plumbing or gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
    • Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances and light fixtures.
    • Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, and hand tools.
    • Open and close doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, using jackplanes or drawknives.
    • Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, and floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Quality Control Analysis

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

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • 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
    • 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.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • 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
    • US Annual Salary $33,890/yr
    • US Typical Salary
    • US Hourly Wage $16.29/hr
    • US Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 150
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10
    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:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation
    • Innovation
    Tools
    • Track excavators
    • Pipe or tube cutter
    • Penetrometers
    • Levels
    • Concrete mixers or plants
    Technology
    • Internet browser software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software