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Home Appliance Repairers

Also called: Service Technician, Appliance Technician, Vacuum Repairer, Repair Technician

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Electrician; Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical); OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Utilities Equipment Repairer

What they do:
Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
On the job, you would:
  • Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
  • Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment.
  • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Technical
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality

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

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree 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.
Salary
$35,150
per year, on average
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