Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
SOC: 49-2094.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
67,800 employed

Projected (2024):
67,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Aerial Erector
  • Aerial Installer
  • Amplifier Mechanic
  • Automation Mechanic
  • Boardman
  • Certified Control Systems Technician
  • Computerized Environmental Control Installer
  • Control Equipment Electrician
  • Control Systems Technician
  • Control Technician
  • Electrical and Instrument Mechanic
  • Electrical and Instrument Technician (E&I Tech)
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Mechanic
  • Electrical Assistant
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electrician Technician
  • Electronic Device Repairer
  • Electronic Equipment Repairmen
  • Electronic Sales and Service Technician
  • Electronics Mechanic Apprentice
  • Electronics Technician
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Field Technician
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer
  • I&C Tech (Instrument and Control Technician)
  • Industrial Aerial Installer
  • Industrial Robotics Mechanic
  • Instrument and Electrical Technician (I&E Tech)
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Meteorological Equipment Repairer
  • Metrology Technician
  • Microwave Technician
  • Missile Pad Mechanic
  • Plant and Maintenance Technician
  • Plant Electrician
  • Power Generation Equipment Repairer
  • Printed Circuit Board Reworker
  • Public Address System Mechanic
  • Radar Mechanic
  • Radar Repair and Installation Technician
  • Radar Repairer
  • Radar Technician
  • Radio Antenna Installer
  • Radio Interference Expert
  • Radio Interference Investigator
  • Radioactivity Instrument Maintenance Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Robotics Mechanic
  • SCADA Technician (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Technician)
  • Scale Technician
  • Semiconductor Wafers Probe Test Card Repairer
  • Service Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air blowers
  • Air compressors
  • Ammeters
  • Bead blasters
  • Block and tackle equipment
  • Bulb extractors
  • Cable locating meters
  • Cable winches
  • Cement cutters
  • Chart recorders
  • Clamp sticks
  • Cold chisels
  • Comealongs
  • Computer diagnostic devices
  • Conduit benders
  • Cutting torches
  • Desktop computers
  • Desoldering stations
  • Dial indicators
  • Digital clamp meters
  • Drill bit sets
  • Drill presses
  • Electric hacksaws
  • Feeler gauges
  • Fiber optic fault locators
  • Fish tapes
  • Forklifts
  • Frequency meters
  • Function generators
  • Fuse pullers
  • Generators
  • Ground resistance testers
  • Ground straps
  • Ground testers
  • Growlers
  • Hacksaws
  • Hammers
  • Hex keys
  • High-voltage detectors
  • Hoists
  • Hole saws
  • Hotsticks
  • Hydraulic boom trucks
  • Hydraulic booms
  • Hydraulic pipe benders
  • Hydrometers
  • Impact wrenches
  • Infrared thermometers
  • Insulation testers
  • Jackhammers
  • Jacks
  • Knockout punches
  • Ladders
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser printers
  • Lift trucks
  • Light fixture testers
  • Light meters
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Load testers
  • Low voltage detectors
  • Lumen meters
  • Manlifts
  • Megohmmeters
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Micrometers
  • Multimeters
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Nut drivers
  • Ohmmeters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Overhead cranes
  • Personal computers
  • Personnel lifts
  • Phase rotation meters
  • Pipe benders
  • Pipe cutters
  • Pipe threaders
  • Plotters
  • Polyvinyl chloride PVC benders
  • Portable welding equipment
  • Power conduit benders
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power saws
  • Power screwdrivers
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Proportional integral derivative PID controllers
  • Pullers
  • Punches
  • Rectifiers
  • Rubber insulating gloves
  • Rubber insulating mats
  • Safety belts
  • Safety harnesses
  • Safety lines
  • Sandblasters
  • Scaffolding
  • Scanners
  • Scope meters
  • Screw starters
  • Screwdrivers
  • Side cross cutters
  • Signal analyzers
  • Slide lock pliers
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Soldering irons
  • Soldering stations
  • Spline key wrenches
  • Staging equipment
  • Static proof dust cleaners
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA equipment
  • Tachometers
  • Tack welding equipment
  • Tape measures
  • Teach pendants
  • Temporary protective grounds
  • Termination tools
  • Test lamps
  • Threading taps
  • Torque wrenches
  • Touch screens
  • Two way radios
  • Utility knives
  • Vernier calipers
  • Voltmeters
  • Wattmeters
  • Wheatstone bridges
  • Winches
  • Wire crimpers
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire tracers
  • Wire winches
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Circuit evaluation software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Database software
  • Email software
  • Internet browser software
  • Maintenance management software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Programmable logic controller PLC software
  • SAP Maintenance
  • Word processing software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990