ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS REPAIRERS


DESCRIPTION

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems. 
  • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures. 
  • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment. 
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests. 
  • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.

SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

  • Grounding hardware — Clamp sticks; Ground straps; Temporary protective grounds 
  • Pipe bending tools — Hydraulic pipe benders; Pipe benders; Polyvinyl chloride PVC benders 
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Knockout punches; Punches; Screw starters 
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Safety belts; Safety harnesses; Safety lines 
  • Voltage or current meters — High-voltage detectors; Low voltage detectors; Test lamps; Voltmeters

AT A GLANCE

AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGE

The average annual wage is $54,310 or $26.11/hour.

SALARY RANGE

Annual salaries range betweeen $29,350 and $78,680.

JOB OPENINGS (THROUGH 2024)

280

DEMAND (THROUGH 2026)

✩✩ Moderate

EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIRED

Most occupations in this field require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Among those in the field, 46% had a post-secondary certificate or Associates Degree.