Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Automation Technician, Control Technician, Electrical and Instrument Mechanic, Electrical and Instrument Technician (E&I Tech), Electrical and Instrumentation Mechanic, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Electrical Technician, Electronics Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, I&C Tech (Instrument and Control Technician), Instrument and Electrical Technician (I&E Tech), Maintenance Technician, Repair Technician, Scale Technician, Service Technician, Technical Support Specialist

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 6.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #18 in job growth rate
  • 200

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #8 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.8%)
  • Associate's degree (18.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (33%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (24.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (6.1%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 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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