Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Description

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

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Position or mount speakers, and wire speakers to consoles.

Knowledge

Food Production
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
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.

Work Style

Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Persistence
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Initiative
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Achievement/Effort
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
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.

Work Values

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.
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.
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

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 Organ Mechanic
Electronic Organ Technician
Electronic Sales and Service Technician
Electronic Systems Technician (EST)
Electronic Technician
Electronic Video Games Servicer
Field Service Representative
Field Service Technician
Home Theater Installer
In Shop Service Technician
Information Transport Systems Technician
Installer
Low Voltage Electrician
Maintenance Engineer
Maintenance Worker
Mechanic
Phonograph Mechanic
Radio Repairer
Repair Technician
Satellite Dish Installer
Satellite Dish Repairer
Satellite Installer
Satellite Technician
Service Technician
Stereo Equipment Installer
Stereo Equipment Repairer
Tape Recorder Mechanic
Tape Recorder Repairer
Technician
Television Analyzer
Television and Radio Repairer
Television Installer
Television Maintenance Man
Television Maintenance Worker
Television Mechanic (TV Mechanic)
Television Repairman
Television Service Engineer
Television Servicer
Television Technician
Video Player Mechanic
Video Recorder Mechanic
Video System Repairer
Video Technician
Wireless Internet Installer

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$16.86 hourly, $35,060 annual.
Employment (2008):
27,050 employees