Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Manufacturing > Maintenance, Installation & Repair

Projected Growth: Decline

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.

Common job titles of Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment 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.

  • 61.58% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.

  • 15.93% said they needed a High School Diploma.


    Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.

    Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.

    Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.

    Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.

    Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.

    Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.

    Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.

    Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.

    Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.

    Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.

    Position or mount speakers, and wire speakers to consoles.


Work vans

Wire cutting tools

Voltage detectors

Universal serial bus USB flash drives

Universal compression tools

Torx screwdrivers

Torque wrenches

All Tools

Tone and probe kits

Stud sensors


Splicer’s snips

Spirit levels

Sound level meters

Socket wrench sets

Rotary coaxial cable strippers

Pozi screwdrivers

Pick-up tools

Phillips head screwdrivers

Outlet testers

Nut wrenches

Network cable testers

Nailing hammers

Multi-bit screwdriver sets

Mini blow torches

Measuring tapes

Mains test screwdrivers

Mains soldering irons

Magnetic screwdrivers

Longnosed pliers

Lighted tape measures

Laptop computers

Labeling kits

Krone tools

Junior hacksaws

Insulated shears

Insulated screwdrivers

Installation inspection mirrors

Hydraulic wire crimpers

High-leverage cutters

Hex key sets

Gas soldering irons

Flat head screwdrivers

Drywall saws

Digital still cameras

Digital multimeters

Cordless drills

Coaxial cable strippers

Cable stripping tools

Cable ringers

Cable pulling tools

Cable flaring tools

Box cutters

Adjustable hand wrenches


Audio calibration software

Global positioning system GPS software



Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Active 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.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Equipment Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


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Occupation Sections


Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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.


Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.


Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.


Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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