Transportation Installers and Repairers

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics > Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance

Projected Growth: Slower than average

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

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

Wheeled forklifts


Utility knives

Torpedo levels

Tablet computers

All Tools

Straight locking pliers


Square-recess tip screwdrivers

Spinner handle drives

Side cutting pliers

Series solenoid voltage testers

Rubber-grip hacksaws

Pump pliers

Plasma welders

Pinch bars

Personal computers

Parallel pin punches

Overhead workshop cranes

Nut wrenches

Neon voltage testers

Measuring tapes

Machinist’s hammers

Longnosed pliers

Light emitting diode LED voltage tester

Laptop computers

Keystone-tip screwdrivers

Insulation resistance testers

Industrial overhead cranes

Drive ratchets

Digital ohmmeters

Digital multimeters

Diagonal-cutting pliers

Cutting torches

Conduit fitting and reaming screwdrivers

Clamp voltmeters

Clamp ammeters

Circuit testing devices

Center punches

Cable cutters

Cabinet-tip screwdrivers

Breaker bars

Bench voltmeters

Bench ammeters

Ball end hex key sets

Analog ohmmeters

Adjustable hand wrenches


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