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Mobile Home Installer

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AVG. SALARY

$34,000

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EDUCATION

High school (GED) +

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JOB OUTLOOK

Decreasing

What They Do

Moves or installs mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Seals open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.
  • Moves and sets up mobile homes or prefabricated buildings on owners' lots or at mobile home parks.
  • Inspects, examines, and tests the operation of parts or systems to evaluate operating condition and to determine if repairs are needed.
  • Connects water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems, and tests operation of plumbing fixtures.
  • Removes damaged exterior panels, repairs and replaces structural frame members, and seals leaks, using hand tools.
  • Lists parts needed, estimates costs, and plans work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, and diagrams.
  • Confers with customers or reads work orders to determine the nature and extent of damage to units.
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces units, fixtures, appliances, and other items and systems in mobile and modular homes, prefabricated buildings, or travel trailers, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Resets hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
  • Repairs leaks in plumbing or gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 50 lbs., sometimes up to 100 lbs. You will need a lot of strength at this level.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires climbing things such as ladders, scaffold, and poles more than one-third of the time
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Requires getting into awkward positions
  • Conditions are very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F)
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Exposed to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery, or vehicular traffic more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation involves kneeling, crouching, stooping, and/or crawling more than one-third of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time
  • Work at heights above 8 feet more than once a month on structures such as ladders, poles, scaffolding, and catwalks

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Picking out a particular sound in the presence of other sounds
  • Maintaining a body position that prevents falling when in an unstable position
  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Moving the arms, legs and torso together when the whole body is in motion
  • Judging how far away an object is, or which of several objects is closer or farther away
  • Using muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring
  • Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Detecting sounds and hearing the differences between sounds of different pitch and loudness
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
  • Exerting oneself physically over long periods of time without getting out of breath
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects
  • Using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Delivery Crew Worker
  • Mobile Home Laborer
  • Mobile Home Set-Up Person
  • Modular Set Crew Member
  • Set Up Technician