CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, and repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use and to analyze malfunctions.
Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment and software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
Repair and adjust equipment, machines, and defective components, replacing worn parts such as gaskets and seals in watertight electrical equipment.
Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, and suggestions for product improvements.
Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation and for defects such as loose connections and frayed wires.
Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, and other specifications to determine installation procedures.
Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, and tests.
Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing and maintaining equipment or components.
Maintain inventory of spare parts.
Consult with customers, supervisors, and engineers to plan layout of equipment and to resolve problems in system operation and maintenance.
Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.
Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment, and develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions.
Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired.
Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, and equipment according to available specifications.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Circuit evaluation software Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
Database software Data base user interface and query software
Email software Electronic mail software
Internet browser software Internet browser software
Maintenance management software Facilities management software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Programmable logic controller PLC software Industrial control software
SAP Maintenance Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Word processing software Word processing software
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Air blowers Power blowers
Air compressors Air compressors
Ammeters Ammeters
Bead blasters Pneumatic sanding machines
Block and tackle equipment Blocks or pulleys
Bulb extractors Light bulb changer
Cable locating meters High voltage cable detection
Cable winches Winches
Cement cutters Power saws
Chart recorders Chart recorders
Clamp sticks Grounding hardware
Cold chisels Cold chisels
Comealongs Pullers
Computer diagnostic devices Portable data input terminals
Conduit benders Conduit benders
Cutting torches Blow torches
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Desoldering stations Soldering or desoldering or combined stations
Dial indicators Gauges or inspection fixtures
Digital clamp meters Clamp On Multimeter
Drill bits Drill bits
Drill presses Workshop presses
Electric hacksaws Saws
Fault locaters Fiber optic fault locators
Feeler gauges Feeler gauges
Fish tapes Fish tape
Forklifts Forklifts
Frequency meters Electrical frequency meters
Function generators Signal generators
Fuse pullers Fuse pullers
Generators Gas generators
Ground resistance testers Calibrated resistance measuring equipment
Ground straps Grounding hardware
Ground testers Electrical resistance or conductance sensors
Growlers Circuit tester
Hacksaws Saws
Hammers Hammers
Hex keys Hex keys
High-voltage detectors Voltage or current meters
Hoists Hoists
Hole saws Hole saws
Hotsticks High voltage cable detection
Hydraulic boom trucks Hydraulic truck cranes
Hydraulic booms Hydraulic truck cranes
Hydraulic pipe benders Pipe bending tools
Hydrometers Hydrometers
Impact wrenches Impact wrenches
Infrared thermometers Heat tracing equipment
Insulation testers Insulation testers
Jackhammers Pneumatic hammer
Jacks Jacks
Knockout punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Ladders Ladders
Laptop computers Notebook computers
Laser printers Laser printers
Lift trucks Articulating boom lift
Light fixture testers Circuit tester
Light meters Lightmeters
Lineman's pliers Linemans pliers
Load testers Battery testers
Low voltage detectors Voltage or current meters
Lumen meters Luxmeters
Manlifts Manlift or personnel lift
Megohmmeters Megohmmeters
Metal inert gas MIG welders Metal inert gas MIG welding machinery
Micrometers Micrometers
Multimeters Multimeters
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
Nut drivers Nut drivers
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
Overhead cranes Track cranes
Personal computers Personal computers
Personnel lifts Manlift or personnel lift
Phase rotation meters Phasemeters
Pipe benders Pipe bending tools
Pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
Pipe threaders Threading dies
Plotters Plotter printers
Polyvinyl chloride PVC benders Pipe bending tools
Power conduit benders Conduit benders
Power drills Power drills
Power grinders Power grinders
Power saws Power saws
Power screwdrivers Power screwguns
Programmable logic controllers PLC Microcontrollers
Proportional integral derivative PID controllers Microcontrollers
Pullers Pullers
Punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Rectifiers Rectifiers
Rubber insulating gloves Protective gloves
Rubber insulating mats Anti static floor mats
Safety belts Safety harnesses or belts
Safety harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
Safety lines Safety harnesses or belts
Sandblasters Pneumatic sanding machines
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Scanners Scanners
Scope meters Oscilloscopes
Screw starters Punches or nail sets or drifts
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Side cross cutters Diagonal cut pliers
Signal analyzers Frequency calibrator or simulator
Slide lock pliers Locking pliers
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
Soldering irons Soldering irons or guns
Soldering stations Soldering or desoldering or combined stations
Spline key wrenches Specialty wrenches
Staging equipment Platform lift
Static proof dust cleaners Antistatic maintenance kits
Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA equipment Digital Signal Processor DSP
Tachometers Tachometers
Tack welding equipment Welders
Tape measures Tape measures
Teach pendants Microcontrollers
Temporary protective grounds Grounding hardware
Termination tools Terminations
Test lamps Voltage or current meters
Threading taps Threading taps
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
Touch screens Touch pads
Two way radios Two way radios
Utility knives Utility knives
Vernier calipers Calipers
Voltmeters Voltage or current meters
Wattmeters Wattmeters
Welding equipment Welding tools
Wheatstone bridges Laboratory bridges
Winches Winches
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
Wire strippers Stripping tools
Wire tracers Circuit tracers
Wire winches Winches
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electronics Repairers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
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