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Coin, Vending, & Amusement Machine Servicers & Repairers

Also called: Field Service Technician, Service Technician, Slot Technician, Vending Technician

What they do:
Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.
On the job, you would:
  • Fill machines with products, ingredients, money, and other supplies.
  • Inspect machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fix minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
  • Test machines to determine proper functioning.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • 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

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Coin-Machine-Service Repairer

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$33,070
$20,080
$51,540

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