CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles. Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures and equipment.
 
Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles.
 
Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
 
Install equipment and accessories such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.
 
Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor charges.
 
Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
 
Run new speaker and electrical cables.
 
Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
 
Replace and clean electrical or electronic components.
 
Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors; add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces; and reinstall interior parts.
 
Record results of diagnostic tests.
 
Build fiberglass or wooden enclosures for sound components, and fit them to automobile dimensions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
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.
 
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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
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.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
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 Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 
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.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
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.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
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.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Harris Tech BassBox software Analytical or scientific software
 
Harris Tech X.over Pro Analytical or scientific software
 
Installogy software Data base user interface and query software
 
LinearTeam WinISD Analytical or scientific software
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet browser software
 
MobileToys MAIDXL Data base user interface and query software
 
True Audio WinSpeakerz Analytical or scientific software
 
WHE Term-PAK Computer aided design CAD software
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Carpet knives Razor knives
 
Circuit testers Circuit tester
 
Clip and staple pullers Pullers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Door panel fastener removal tools Trim or molding tools
 
Flat blade screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Glue guns Glue guns
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Heat guns Heat guns
 
Multimeters Multimeters
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Offset screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
 
Panel tools Trim or molding tools
 
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Polarity testers Multimeters
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Radio removal tools Removal jig
 
Rasps Rasps
 
Ratchets Ratchets
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Socket wrenches Sockets
 
Soldering irons Soldering irons or guns
 
Spreader spatulas Spatulas
 
Torx drivers Torx keys
 
Trim removal tools Trim or molding tools
 
Tubing cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Tucking tools Trim or molding tools
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Window handle removal tools Pullers
 
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
 
Wire cutters Wire cutters
 
Wire strippers Stripping tools
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Assembler
Auto Electrician
Auto Phone Installer
Auto Radio Mechanic
Automatic Window Seat and Top Lift Repairer
Automotive Electrician
Automotive Technician
Burglar Alarm Installer
Car Alarm Installer
Car Audio Installer
Car Electronics Installer
Car Stereo Installer
Electrical Harness Installer
Electrical Tryout Person
Electrician
Electronic Equipment Installer
Electronic Technician
Equipment Installer
GPS Car Navigation Installer
Generator Man
Generator Rebuilder
Generator Worker
Installation Manager
Installation Technician
Installer
Mechanic
Mobile Electronics Installation Specialist
Mobile Electronics Installer
Radio Technician
Security Systems Installer
Tape Deck Installer
Wirer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers Motor Vehicle
 
 
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