Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

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What do they do?

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

Also known as:

Control Valve Mechanic, Control Valve Technician, Electric Meter Technician, Electrical Technician, Instrument and Controls Technician, Instrument and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician), Instrument Technician, Instrument, Control and Electrical Technician (ICE Technician), Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Measurement Technician, Mechanic, Meter Installer, Meter Maintenance Person, Meter Technician, Residential Gas Heat Technician, Safety Relief Valve Technician, Service Technician, Valve Technician, Water Plant Maintenance Mechanic

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
  • 100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.4%)
  • Associate's degree (11.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (34.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Install metering equipment.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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