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Career Details :: Valve and Regulator Repairers
Test, repair, and adjust mechanical regulators and valves.
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.
- Records repair work, inventories parts, and orders new parts.
- Tests valves and regulators for leaks, temperature, and pressure settings, using precision testing equipment.
- Disassembles mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torch.
- Dips valves and regulators in molten lead to prevent leakage and paints valves, fittings, and other devices, using spray gun.
- Replaces, repairs, or adjusts defective valve or regulator parts and tightens attachments, using hand tools, power tools, and welder.
- Lubricates wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.
- Correlates testing data, performs technical calculations, and writes test reports to record data.
- Measures salvageable parts removed from mechanical control devices for conformance to standards or specifications, using gauges, micrometers, and calipers.
- Advises customers on proper installation of valves or regulators and related equipment.
- Cleans corrosives and other deposits from serviceable parts, using solvents, wire brushes, or sandblaster.
- Examines valves or mechanical control device parts for defects, dents, or loose attachments.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Hazardous Equipment