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They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
They repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
They replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.
They repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.
They repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.
They install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.
They repair and service bicycles.
They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
They repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
They install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.
They work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.
They repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.
They install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.
They repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
They install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.
They repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
They inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
They install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.
They install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
They repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.
They repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.
They perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.
They perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.
They install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.
They help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.
They repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
They repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
They repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.
They lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.
They move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.
They install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.
They test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
They install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.
They repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.
They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
They repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.
They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.
They test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.
They repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.
They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.
They diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions.
They build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.
They install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.
They set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.
They install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
They install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.
They directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
They install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.
They install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
They repair and replace tires.
They repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
They inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.