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Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment

Also called: Boat Rigger, Critical Systems Technician, Electronic Technician, Marine Electrician

What they do:
Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect and test electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software.
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Analytical or scientific software
  • Fluke Corporation FlukeView Forms


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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