ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS REPAIRERS


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ABOUT THE JOB

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components.
  • Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.
  • Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, or suggestions for product improvements.
  • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.
  • Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment or develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions.
  • Maintain inventory of spare parts.
  • Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.
  • Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
  • Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications.
  • Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

AT A GLANCE

EDUCATION REQUIRED

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

WAGES

In 2015, the average annual wage in a Tennessee was $54,750 with most people making betweeen $33,040 and $77,970

WAGES BY INDUSTRY

Building Equipment Contractors: $51,620.00

Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance: $48,550.00

Communications Equipment Manufacturing: $41,950.00

Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers: $50,360.00

Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance: $46,310.00

Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing: $50,920.00