Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
SOC: 49-2093.00


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

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
14,800 employed

Projected (2024):
15,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Boat Builder
  • Boat Rigger
  • Body Wirer
  • Controller Repairer and Tester
  • Critical Power Install Technician
  • Critical Power Technician
  • Critical Systems Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer
  • Electrical Plumbing Supervisor
  • Electrical Troubleshooter
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Bench Technician
  • Electronic Repair Troubleshooter
  • Electronic Technician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Global Technical Controls Troubleshooter
  • Heavy Equipment Plumbing Supervisor
  • Hydrostatic Tubing Tester
  • Locomotive Electrician
  • Marine Electrician
  • Marine Electronics Repairer
  • Marine Electronics Technician
  • Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Supervisor (MEP Supervisor)
  • Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Technician (MEP Technician)
  • Metrology Technician
  • Mobile Electronics Installer
  • Motor Home Electrical Foreman
  • Production Troubleshooter
  • Radio Technician
  • Reel Repairer
  • Repairer, Controller, Tester
  • Security Systems Installer
  • Ship Yard Electrical Person
  • Troubleshooter
  • Tubing Tester
  • Wirer

  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed


    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.


    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Analog ohmmeters
  • Ball end hex key sets
  • Bench ammeters
  • Bench voltmeters
  • Breaker bars
  • Cabinet-tip screwdrivers
  • Cable cutters
  • Center punches
  • Circuit testing devices
  • Clamp ammeters
  • Clamp voltmeters
  • Conduit fitting and reaming screwdrivers
  • Cutting torches
  • Diagonal-cutting pliers
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital ohmmeters
  • Drive ratchets
  • Industrial overhead cranes
  • Insulation resistance testers
  • Keystone-tip screwdrivers
  • Laptop computers
  • Light emitting diode LED voltage tester
  • Longnosed pliers
  • Machinist's hammers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Neon voltage testers
  • Nut wrenches
  • Overhead workshop cranes
  • Parallel pin punches
  • Personal computers
  • Pinch bars
  • Plasma welders
  • Pump pliers
  • Rubber-grip hacksaws
  • Series solenoid voltage testers
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Spinner handle drives
  • Square-recess tip screwdrivers
  • Stepladders
  • Straight locking pliers
  • Tablet computers
  • Torpedo levels
  • Utility knives
  • Volt-ammeters
  • Wheeled forklifts
  • Wire cutting tools
  • Wire stripping tools
  • Data entry software
  • Fluke Corporation FlukeView Forms
  • Megger PowerDB
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

  • installation maintenance and repair

    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990