Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
SOC: 49-3092.00

Description:

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
11,400 employed

Projected (2024):
11,800 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:

  • Custom Van Converter
  • Hitch Technician
  • Master Certified RV Technician (Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • Mobile Service RV Technician (Mobile Service Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • Recreational Vehicle (RV) Repairer
  • RV Body Mechanic (Recreational Vehicle Body Mechanic)
  • RV Mechanic (Recreational Vehicle Mechanic)
  • RV Parts and Service Director (Recreational Vehicle Parts and Service Director)
  • RV Repair Technician (Recreational Vehicle Repair Technician)
  • RV Repairer (Recreational Vehicle Repairer)
  • RV Service Technician (Recreational Vehicle Service Technician)
  • RV Servicer (Recreational Vehicle Servicer)
  • RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • RVDA Master Certified RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • Service Technician
  • Vehicle Technician


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. 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
  • 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
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
  • Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
  • Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
  • Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools.
  • Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
  • List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
  • Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
  • Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
  • Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
  • Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.
  • Repair leaks with caulking compound or replace pipes, using pipe wrenches.
  • Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, or floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.
  • Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
  • Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.
  • Explain proper operation of vehicle systems to customers.
  • Inspect, repair, or replace brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair furnace or air conditioning systems.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Adjustable pipe wrenches
  • Air pressure regulators
  • Air purifying respirators
  • Airflow meters
  • Allen wrench sets
  • Arc welders
  • Automotive brake spring pliers
  • Aviation tin snips
  • Ball peen hammers
  • Battery post and terminal cleaners
  • Battery terminal pullers
  • Beam type torque wrenches
  • Brake spoons
  • Brass face hammers
  • Bubble levels
  • Carbon dioxide CO2 testers
  • Carpet knives
  • Caulk dispensers
  • Chop saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Combination wrenches
  • Continuity testers
  • Cordless drills
  • Cordless screwdrivers
  • Crowbars
  • Curved jaw locking pliers
  • Dead blow hammers
  • Diagonal cutters
  • Die grinders
  • Digital ammeters
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital torque wrenches
  • Drift punches
  • Drill bit index sets
  • Electric drills
  • Electric screw guns
  • Electrical circuit testers
  • Electrical frequency testers
  • Engine test lights
  • Faucet wrenches
  • Flat cold chisels
  • Flat feeler gauges
  • Flat screwdriver tips
  • Flat tip screwdrivers
  • Floor jacks
  • Gas leak detectors
  • Generator testers
  • Grease dispensers
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers
  • Hacksaws
  • Hand operated spray guns
  • Handheld power grinders
  • Handheld power sanders
  • Hog ring pliers
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Ignition feeler gauges
  • Ignitor spark testers
  • Impact socket sets
  • Inductive ammeters
  • Insulated shears
  • Jumper cable sets
  • Keyhole saws
  • Laptop computers
  • Layout squares
  • Linesman's pliers
  • Linoleum knives
  • Logic probes
  • Lug wrenches
  • Machinist's scribes
  • Magnetic pickup tools
  • Manifold gauges
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mechanics mirrors
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Milliamp meters
  • Millivolt meters
  • Mini hacksaws
  • Needle nose locking pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Oxyacetylene welders
  • Personal computers
  • Pex wrenches
  • Phillips screwdriver tips
  • Phillips screwdrivers
  • Pipe reamers
  • Polarity testers
  • Pop riveters
  • Portable air compressors
  • Portable digital manometers
  • Portable routers
  • Power planers
  • Power staple guns
  • Precision levels
  • Prick punches
  • Protective safety glasses
  • Putty scrapers
  • Rat-tail files
  • Ratchet sets
  • Recreation vehicle RV battery chargers
  • Recreational vehicle RV lifts
  • Reversible snap ring pliers
  • Robertson screwdriver tips
  • Rubber mallets
  • Sabre saws
  • Self-compensating hydrometers
  • Socket extensions
  • Socket sets
  • Soldering tools
  • Spark plug ramp gauges
  • Straight slip joint pliers
  • Table saws
  • Thermistor vacuum gauges
  • Thermocouple testers
  • Thermoplastic welders
  • Thermostat wrenches
  • Tile nippers
  • Tire balancing machines
  • Tire changing machines
  • Tire hammers
  • Tire irons
  • Torx screwdriver tips
  • Trailer plug testers
  • Truck tire pressure gauges
  • Tube benders
  • Tubing cutters
  • Tubing flaring tools
  • Tubing wrenches
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welders
  • Utility knives
  • Valve spring compression tools
  • Water pressure regulators
  • Water system leak testers
  • Welding goggles
  • Wheel chocks
  • Wire cleaning brushes
  • Wire crimpers
  • Wire stripping tools
  • Email software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • RV Damage Repair Estimator
  • Summit Ordering Systems RvInvoiceWriter
  • Topline Software Solutions Topline Service Manager


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990