What tasks are done by Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment at work?

Based on survey data, tasks done by Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment usually include the following:

  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions. (More than yearly, 56% of the time.)
  • Install electrical equipment such as air-conditioning, heating, or ignition systems and components such as generator brushes and commutators, using hand tools. (More than yearly, 38% of the time.)
  • Repair or rebuild equipment such as starters, generators, distributors, or door controls, using electrician's tools. (More than yearly, 37% of the time.)
  • Locate and remove or repair circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors. (More than weekly, 35% of the time.)
  • Maintain equipment service records. (Several times daily, 32% of the time.)
  • Inspect and test electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software. (Daily, 31% of the time.)
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs. (Daily, 29% of the time.)
  • Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools. (More than monthly, 26% of the time.)
  • Install fixtures, outlets, terminal boards, switches, and wall boxes, using hand tools. (More than yearly, 25% of the time.)
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment. (More than monthly, 25% of the time.)
  • Install new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required. (More than yearly, 23% of the time.)
  • Refer to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems. (More than yearly, 23% of the time.)
  • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor requirements. (More than yearly, 22% of the time.)
  • Measure, cut, and install frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels, and junction boxes, using hand tools. (Daily, 19% of the time.)
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers. (More than yearly, 18% of the time.)
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