Data Processing Equipment Repairers
Repair, maintain, and install computer hardware such as peripheral equipment and word processing systems.
Replaces defective components and wiring.
Tests faulty equipment and applies knowledge of functional operation of electronic units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunction.
Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications.
Calibrates testing instruments.
Adjusts mechanical parts, using hand tools and soldering iron.
Converses with equipment operators to ascertain problems with equipment before breakdown or cause of breakdown.
Tests electronic components and circuits to locate defects, using oscilloscopes, signal generators, ammeters, and voltmeters.
Maintains records of repairs, calibrations, and tests.
Enters information into computer to copy program from one electronic component to another, or to draw, modify, or store schematics.
Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Telecommunications -- Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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 there is a problem.
Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Visual Color Discrimination -- The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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.
Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.