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.