Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
On the Job
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers install, repair, and maintain devices that regulate processes in buildings. This includes things such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, and safety valves.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Rebuild parts or components.
- Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
- Repair electrical components.
- Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
- Repair pipes to stop leaking.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
- Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
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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