Control & Valve Installers & Repairers
Also called: Instrument and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician), Measurement Technician, Meter Technician, Valve Technician
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:
- Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made.
- Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches.
- Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Project management software
Industrial control software
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