Career Details for Control & Valve Installers & Repairers

Control & Valve Installers & Repairers

Also called:

Instrument and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician), Measurement Technician, Meter Technician, Valve Technician

What they do:

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

On the job, you would:

  • Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made.
  • Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches.
  • Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • product and service development

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

Business

  • customer service

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

trophy ABILITIES

Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software

  • Maintenance record software
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • SAP

book EDUCATION

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high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BELOW AVERAGE

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

SALARY
$54,520


per year, on average
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