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