Expand mobile version menu

Transportation Electrical Equipment Repairer

What They Do

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment Career Video

Installs, adjusts, or maintains mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Inspects and tests electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software.
  • Reassembles and tests equipment after repairs.
  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
  • Splices wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solders connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
  • Locates and removes or repairs circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
  • Maintains equipment service records.
  • Refers to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
  • Installs fixtures, outlets, terminal boards, switches, and wall boxes, using hand tools.
  • Installs new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
  • Cuts openings and drills holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Requires getting into awkward positions
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Exposed to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery, or vehicular traffic more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves kneeling, crouching, stooping, and/or crawling more than one-third of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Critical Systems Technician
  • Electronic Bench Technician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Locomotive Electrician
  • Power Technician (Power Tech)
  • Ship Yard Electrical Person

Contact

  • Email Support
  • 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927)
    From outside the U.S., please call +1 (424) 750-3900
  • North Dakota Career Resource Network
    ndcrn@nd.gov | (701) 328-9733

Support