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Occupation Profile for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers

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

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$45,440.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
0.5 Average Unemployment Percentage 55.1 Percentage That Completed High School
43,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 38.0 Percentage That Had Some College
43,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 6.9 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Air Valve Repairer
Apprentice, Electric Meter Repairer
Control Technician
Control Valve Mechanic
Control Valve Technician
Electric Meter Repairer Apprentice
Electric Meter Technician
Electrician
Field Mechanical Meter Tester
Field Service Technician
Gas Measurement Specialist
Gas Meter Installer
Gas Meter Prover
Gas Pit Worker
Gas Regulator Repairer
Gas Technician
Gas Utility Worker
Industrial Gas Servicer
Inside Meter Tester
Instrument and Controls Technician
Instrument and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician)
Instrument and Valve Technician
Instrument Technician
Instrument, Control and Electrical Technician (ICE Technician)
Instrumentation Technician
Lubrication Equipment Servicer
Machinist
Maintenance Technician
Measurement Controls Specialist
Measurement Technician
Mechanic
Mechanic, Air Valve
Mechanic, Flowmeter Test and Certification
Mechanic, Gas Meter
Mechanic, Parking Meter
Mechanic, Pneumatic Tester
Mechanic, Pyrometer
Mechanic, Regulator
Mechanic, Rocket Engine Component
Mechanic, Thermostat
Mechanic, Valve
Mechanic, Water Meter
Mechanic, Water Regulator and Valve
Meter Installer
Meter Repairer
Meter Setter, Electric
Meter Technician
Meterman
Motor Power Connector
Parking Meter Installer
Parking Meter Servicer
Regulator Repair Person
Repairer, Fare Register
Repairer, Fire Extinguisher
Repairer, Pneumatic Tool
Repairer, Pneumatic Tube
Repairer, Spray Gun
Repairer, Taximeter
Residential Gas Heat Technician
Safety Relief Valve Technician
Salvager
Scale Installer
Service Technician
Shut Off Worker
Technician, Electromechanical
Thermostat Repairer
Valve Grinder
Valve Technician
Water Meter Installer
Water Regulator and Valve Repairer
Welder

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Recommend and write up specifications for changes in hardware, such as house wiring.
  • Supplemental — Attach pressurized meters to fixtures which submerge them in water, and observe meters for leaks.
  • Supplemental — Attach air hoses to meter inlets; then plug outlets and observe gauges for pressure losses in order to test internal seams for leaks.
  • Core — Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters.
  • Supplemental — Splice and connect cables from meters or current transformers to pull boxes or switchboards, using hand tools.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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