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Electronic Equipment Repairers (industry)

Electronic equipment repairers (industry) install and repair equipment used in industrial automated equipment controls, missile control systems, radar systems, medical diagnostic equipment, antenna systems, communications equipment, and transmitters. Electronic equipment repairers install electronic components of new equipment and coordinate with workers installing other components. They make sure everything is running properly by using testing equipment. When trouble occurs, electronic equipment repairers determine the problem and make repairs. Electronic equipment repairers also perform preventive maintenance.

Entry Requirements

Electronic equipment repairers (industry) gain formal training in electronics through programs lasting one to two years at vocational schools and community colleges, although some less skilled repairers may have only a high school diploma.

Average salary is $48,000 a year.

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Elevator Mechanics

Elevator mechanics assemble, install, and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways, and similar equipment in new and old buildings. They maintain and repair the equipment once it is in service. Elevator mechanics are also responsible for modernizing older equipment.

Entry Requirements

Elevator mechanics apply for their jobs through the International Union of Elevator Constructors. Elevator mechanics learn their trade in a program administered by the local joint educational committees representing the employers and the union. These programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction in electrical and electronic theory, mathematics, applications of physics, and safety. It takes four to five years to become a qualified mechanic. Union trainees must pass a standard examination administered by the National Elevator Industry Educational Program. Most states and cities also require elevator mechanics to pass a licensing examination.

Average salary is $57,500 a year.

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