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Career Details :: Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Seals open side of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammer.
- Repairs leaks with caulking compound or replaces pipes, using pipe wrench.
- Removes damaged exterior panels, repairs and replaces structural frame members, and seals leaks, using hand tools.
- Inspects, examines, and tests operation of parts or systems to be repaired and to verify completeness of work performed.
- Opens and closes doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation and trims edges to fit, using jack plane or drawknife.
- Connects electrical system to outside power source and activates switches to test operation of appliances and light fixtures.
- Refinishes wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, and floors, using power sander, putty, spray equipment, brush, paints, or varnishes.
- Lists parts needed, estimates costs, and plans work procedure, using parts list, technical manuals, and diagrams.
- Repairs plumbing and propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
- Resets hardware, using chisel, mallet, and screwdriver.
- Locates and repairs frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeter, soldering iron, tape, and hand tools.
- Confers with customer or reads work order to determine nature and extent of damage to unit.
- Connects water hose to inlet pipe of plumbing system and tests operation of toilets and sinks.
General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate