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.
- Splices wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solders connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
- Installs new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
- Locates and removes or repairs circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
- Adjusts, repairs, or replaces defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
- Refers to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
- Maintains equipment service records.
- Cuts openings and drills holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.
- Measures, cuts, and installs frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels, and junction boxes, using hand tools.