Projected Growth: Slower than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.
Common job titles of Transportation Installers and Repairers include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
47.69% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
28.33% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Install electrical equipment such as air-conditioning, heating, or ignition systems and components such as generator brushes and commutators, using hand tools.
Reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
Install new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
Inspect and test electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software.
Install fixtures, outlets, terminal boards, switches, and wall boxes, using hand tools.
Maintain equipment service records.
Measure, cut, and install frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels, and junction boxes, using hand tools.
Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
Repair or rebuild equipment such as starters, generators, distributors, or door controls, using electrician's tools.
Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor requirements.
Refer to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
Locate and remove or repair circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.
Wire stripping tools
Wire cutting tools
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Straight locking pliers
Square-recess tip screwdrivers
Spinner handle drives
Side cutting pliers
Series solenoid voltage testers
Parallel pin punches
Overhead workshop cranes
Neon voltage testers
Light emitting diode LED voltage tester
Insulation resistance testers
Industrial overhead cranes
Conduit fitting and reaming screwdrivers
Circuit testing devices
Ball end hex key sets
Adjustable hand wrenches
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