What do Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment do?

Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

  • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
  • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
  • Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
  • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
  • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
  • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
  • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  • Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
  • Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications.
  • Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components.
  • Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.
  • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.
  • Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
  • Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, or suggestions for product improvements.
  • Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment or develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions.
  • Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.
  • Maintain inventory of spare parts.
  • Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired.

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