Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
- Troubleshooting—Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Reading—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Repairing—Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Solving Complex Problems—Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Thinking Critically—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Being Aware of Others—Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Choosing Equipment or Tools—Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Controlling Quality—Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Learning New Things—Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Listening—Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
- Computers and Electronics—Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Customer and Personal Service—Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- 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.
- English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Education and Training—Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Telecommunications—Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
- 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.
- Physics—Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Realistic—Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional—Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Repairing and maintaining electronic equipment.
- Making decisions or solving problems.
- Communicating with people outside your organization.
- Using computers.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment.
- Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers.
- Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
- Avionics Technicians
- Computer User Support Specialists
- Broadcast Technicians
- Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
- Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
- Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
- Home Appliance Repairers
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
- Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
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