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Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

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Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

    Work Activities
    • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
    • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
    • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
    • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
    • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
    • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
    • Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
    • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
    • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
    • Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.
    • Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components.
    • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.
    • Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
    • Maintain inventory of spare parts.
    • Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
    • Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications.
    • Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.
    • Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment or develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions.
    • Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, or suggestions for product improvements.
    • Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired.
    Skills
    • Operation Monitoring

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

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Mechanical

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

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $57,340/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $27.57/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 2,320
    • Yearly Projected Openings 200
    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
    • Independence
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Integrity
    Tools
    • Winches
    • Voltage or current meters
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Pipe bending tools
    • Microcontrollers
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Office suite software
    • Facilities management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.