Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment
On the Job
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment install or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment. This may include sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, boats, or other mobile equipment (not including airplanes).
This career requires good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
- Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
- Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
- Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Connect electrical components or equipment.
- Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
- Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Coordinating or leading others.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 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.
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