Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

General Information

Description

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit71.94%
  2. State and local government18.88%
  3. Private, not for profit4.93%
  4. Self-employed2.81%
  5. Federal government1.43%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,800

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$79,610
$34,720
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 46%
  • Post-secondary certificate 41%
  • Associate's degree 6%
  • Some college 2%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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