Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

Description

Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

Tasks

  • Fill machines with products, ingredients, money, and other supplies.
  • Keep records of merchandise distributed and money collected.
  • Collect coins and bills from machines, prepare invoices, and settle accounts with concessionaires.
  • Make service calls to maintain and repair machines.
  • 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.
  • Contact other repair personnel or make arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
  • Clean and oil machine parts.
  • Record transaction information on forms or logs, and notify designated personnel of discrepancies.
  • Adjust machine pressure gauges and thermostats.
  • Maintain records of machine maintenance and repair.
  • Replace malfunctioning parts, such as worn magnetic heads on automatic teller machine (ATM) card readers.
  • Adjust and repair coin, vending, or amusement machines and meters and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts, using hand tools, soldering irons, and diagrams.
  • Order parts needed for machine repairs.
  • Disassemble and assemble machines, according to specifications and using hand and power tools.
  • Install machines, making the necessary water and electrical connections in compliance with codes.
  • Refer to manuals and wiring diagrams to gather information needed to repair machines.
  • Transport machines to installation sites.
  • Prepare repair cost estimates.

Knowledge

Fine Arts
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Skills

Technology Design
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Programming
Writing computer programs for various purposes.

Abilities

Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Interests

Realistic
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Work Style

Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Leadership
Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Adaptability/Flexibility
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Work Values

Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Lay Titles

Amusement Machine Mechanic
Arcade Games Mechanic
ATM Mechanic (Automatic Teller Machine Mechanic)
ATM Technician (Automated Teller Machine Technician)
Automatic Coin Machine Mechanic
Automatic Teller Machine Servicer
Bank Teller Machine Mechanic
Cigarette Machine Filler
Cigarette Machines Mechanic
Coin Box Collector
Coin Box Inspector
Coin Collector
Coin Machine Collector
Coin Machine Mechanic
Coin Machine Servicer Repairer
Cooler Deliverer
Delivery Driver
Fare Register Repairer
Field Service Technician
Fountain Vending Mechanic
Full Service Vending Driver
Full Service Vendor
Gum Machine Filler
Installation Technician
Juke Box Mechanic
Jukebox Checker
Machine Filler
Machine Filler Servicer
Machine Repairman
Parking Meter Collector
Parking Meter Servicer
Pay Station Collector
Pin Ball Machine Mechanic
Pin Game Machine Inspector
Refrigeration Mechanic
Refurbish Technician
Register Repairer
Route Attendant
Route Deliverer
Route Driver
Route Sales Person
Route Vending Machine Servicer
Routeman
Service Manager
Service Person
Service Supervisor
Service Technician
Slot Machine Mechanic
Slot Machine Repairer
Slot Technician
Stamp Machine Servicer
Ticket Dispenser Changer
Vending Attendant
Vending Machine Coin Collector
Vending Machine Collector
Vending Machine Filler
Vending Machine Mechanic
Vending Machine Servicer
Vending Manager
Vending Mechanic
Vending Route Servicer
Vending Service Technician
Vending Technician
Vendor
Video Games Mechanic
Video Machines Mechanic

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$14.98 hourly, $31,150 annual.
Employment (2008):
36,080 employees