Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door


Also called : Control Valve Mechanic, Control Valve Technician, Electric Meter Technician, Instrument and Electrical Technician (I and E Technician), Instrument Technician, Measurement Technician, Meter 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, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Mechanical
      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Engineering and Technology
      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Public Safety and Security
      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Computers and Electronics
      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    SKILLS


    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Repairing
      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Equipment Maintenance
      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Judgment and Decision Making
      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    ABILITIES


    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Problem Sensitivity
      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness
      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    • Industrial control software

    • Office suite software

    • Operating system software

    • Presentation software

    • Process mapping and design software

    • Project management software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Medium Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

    • Experience

      Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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