Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment

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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.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.


Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

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

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud software Hot Technology
  • Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk Revit Hot Technology
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro Hot Technology


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

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