Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.
- Video Machines Mechanic
- Video Games Mechanic
- Vending Technician
- Vending Service Technician
- Vending Route Servicer
- Vending Mechanic
- Vending Manager
- Vending Machine Servicer
- Vending Machine Mechanic
- Prepare repair cost estimates.
- Transport machines to installation sites.
- Refer to manuals and wiring diagrams to gather information needed to repair machines.
- Install machines, making the necessary water and electrical connections in compliance with codes.
- Disassemble and assemble machines, according to specifications and using hand and power tools.
- Order parts needed for machine repairs.
- Adjust and repair coin, vending, or amusement machines and meters and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts, using hand tools, soldering irons, and diagrams.
- Replace malfunctioning parts, such as worn magnetic heads on automatic teller machine (ATM) card readers.
- Maintain records of machine maintenance and repair.
- Adjust machine pressure gauges and thermostats.
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.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Support in their jobs.
- 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.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2013, the average annual wage in United States was $32,840 with most people making between $19,030 and $47,670
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 39,000 people in United States. It is projected that there will be 47,000 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 16,000 replacement openings for approximately 16,000 total annual openings.
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