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Career Profile: Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 9,100 people employed as electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment in the United States. The median annual salary is $70,200. Entry level employees earn approximately $43,410 per year and senior employees earn approximately $101,110 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Install new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
  • Install electrical equipment such as air-conditioning, heating, or ignition systems and components such as generator brushes and commutators, using hand tools.
  • Repair or rebuild equipment such as starters, generators, distributors, or door controls, using electrician's tools.
  • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor requirements.
  • Measure, cut, and install frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels, and junction boxes, using hand tools.
  • Inspect and test electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software.
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
  • Locate and remove or repair circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
  • Maintain equipment service records.
  • Refer to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
  • Install fixtures, outlets, terminal boards, switches, and wall boxes, using hand tools.

Career List

Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
9,100
Annual Openings:
800
Increase in Openings by 2030:
7%
Annual Salary Range:
$43,410 - $101,110
Education Requirements:
Some college