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Control & Valve Installers & Repairers

Also called: Electric Meter Technician, Measurement Technician, Meter Technician, Valve Technician

Where in the Army? In the Army: Power Generation Equipment Repairer; Utilities Equipment Repairer

What they do:
Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.
On the job, you would:
  • Turn meters on or off to establish or close service.
  • Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates.
  • Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


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
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Maintenance record software
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP software


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

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

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