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Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries. Show Details


Electrical and electronics installers and repairers typically do the following:

  • Prepare cost estimates for clients
  • Refer to service guides, schematics, and manufacturer specifications
  • Repair or replace defective parts, such as motors, fuses, or gaskets
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  • Maintain records of parts used, labor time, and final charges

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers work on complex pieces of electronic equipment.

Automated electronic control systems are becoming increasingly complex. As a result, repairers use software programs and testing equipment to diagnose malfunctions. Among their diagnostic tools are multimeters—which measure voltage, current, and resistance—and advanced multimeters, which measure the capacitance, inductance, and current gain of transistors.

Repairers also use signal generators, which provide test signals, and oscilloscopes, which display signals graphically. In addition, repairers use handtools such as pliers, screwdrivers, soldering irons, and wrenches to replace faulty parts and adjust equipment.

Commercial and industrial equipment electrical and electronics repairers repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers of transportation equipment install, adjust, or maintain mobile communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other vehicles.

Powerhouse, substation, and relay electrical and electronics repairers inspect, test, maintain, or repair electrical equipment used in generating stations, substations, and inservice relays. These workers may be known as powerhouse electricians, relay technicians, or power transformer repairers.

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairerssuch as armature winders, generator mechanics, and electric golf cart repairers—specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing electric motors, wiring, or switches.

Electronic equipment installers and repairers of motor vehicles install, diagnose, and repair sound, security, and navigation equipment in motor vehicles. Motor vehicle installers and repairers work with an increasingly complex range of electronic equipment, including DVD players, navigation systems, and passive and active security systems.

Electrical and electronic installers and repairers may specialize, according to how and where they work:

Field technicians often travel to factories or other locations to repair equipment. When equipment breaks down, field technicians go to a customer's site to repair the equipment. Because repairing components is a complex activity, workers on the factory floor usually remove and replace defective units, such as circuit boards, instead of fixing them. Defective units are discarded or returned to the manufacturer or a specialized shop for repair.

Bench technicians work in repair shops in factories and service centers, fixing components that cannot be repaired on the factory floor. These workers also locate and repair circuit defects, such as poorly soldered joints, blown fuses, or malfunctioning transistors.

Home Appliance Repairers

Home appliance repairers install and repair household appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and washer and dryers. Show Details


Home appliance repairers typically do the following:

  • Travel to customers’ homes
  • Install home appliances
  • Connect major appliances to water, gas, or electrical lines
  • Inspect equipment that is not working
  • Estimate repair or replacement costs
  • Repair or replace broken parts
  • Instruct customers on how to use appliances
  • Bill and collect payment from customers

Home appliance repairers, often called home appliance repair technicians, usually travel to customers’ homes to do their work. They use many basic handtools, including screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers, to determine the cause of unusual noises, leaks, or excessive vibration. Some use more specialized tools, such as ammeters, voltmeters, and wattmeters, to check for electrical problems. After identifying problems, workers repair or replace defective belts, motors, heating elements, switches, gears, or other items. They also may tighten, align, clean, and lubricate parts as necessary.

Most technicians explain to clients how to use a new appliance. If necessary, they may show clients how to use different functions of a newly repaired appliance.

Technicians also keep records of bills, payments, parts used, and hours worked. If an appliance is under warranty, a technician may need to contact the appliance’s manufacturer to be paid for the work they did.

When working on refrigerators and window air conditioners, repairers are required by law to conserve, recover, and recycle chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants used in cooling systems. Federal regulations also require that home appliance repair technicians document the capture and disposal of refrigerants. For more information, see the profile on heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers.

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