Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

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About the Job

Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.

It is also Called

  • Audio Installer
  • Audio Video Mechanic
  • Audio-Video Repairer
  • Cable Installation Technician
  • Dish Network Installer
  • Electric Organ Checker
  • Electric Organ Inspector and Repairer
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairer
  • Electronic Musical Instrument Repairer
  • Electronic Organ Mechanic

What They Do

  • Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
  • Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
  • Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
  • Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.
  • Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.
  • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
  • Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
  • Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in Washington was $46,300 with most people making between $24,660 and $67,150

Outlook

0.26%
avg. annual growth

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 770 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 780 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 2 openings due to growth and about 18 replacement openings for approximately 20 total annual openings.