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Career Details :: Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers
Repair, adjust, and install all types of electric household appliances.
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.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Replaces worn and defective parts, such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
- Disassembles appliance to examine specific mechanical and electrical parts to diagnose problem.
- Measures and performs minor carpentry procedures to area where appliance is to be installed.
- Traces electrical circuits, following diagram, to locate shorts and grounds, using electrical circuit testers.
- Cleans, lubricates, and touches up minor scratches on newly installed or repaired appliance.
- Observes and examines appliance during operation to detect specific malfunction, such as loose parts or leaking fluid.
- Maintains stock of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliance.
- Connects appliance to power source and uses test instruments to calibrate timers and thermostats and to adjust contact points.
- Records nature of maintenance or repair in log and returns to business office for further assignments.
- Instructs customer regarding operation and care of appliance and provides emergency service number.
- Reassembles unit, making necessary adjustments to ensure efficient operation.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Provide a Service to Others
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls