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Audiovisual Equipment Installer/Repairer

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1-2 years post-secondary training

What They Do

Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers Career Video

About This Career

Installs, repairs, or adjusts audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic entertainment equipment in homes or other venues. May perform routine maintenance.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Disassembles entertainment equipment and repairs or replaces loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
  • Installs, services, and repairs electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
  • Calibrates and tests equipment, and locates circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Confers with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
  • Tunes or adjusts equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.
  • Instructs customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Computes cost estimates for labor and materials.
  • Reads and interprets electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
  • Keeps records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
  • Makes service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or returns units to shops for major repairs.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • 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

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

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  • Field Service Technician
  • Home Theater Installer — Designs home theaters and troubleshoots and calibrations the audio, video and system.
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