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Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment - 49-2093.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Electronic Technician
  • Boat Rigger
  • Marine Electrician
  • Critical Systems Technician
  • Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Supervisor (MEP Supervisor)
  • Electronic Bench Technician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Locomotive Electrician
  • Radio Technician
  • Troubleshooter

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Adjust, repair, or replace defective wiring and relays in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electrician's tools.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures, outlet boxes, and fuse holders, using electric drills and routers.
  • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor requirements.
  • Inspect and test electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software.
  • Install electrical equipment such as air-conditioning, heating, or ignition systems and components such as generator brushes and commutators, using hand tools.
  • Install fixtures, outlets, terminal boards, switches, and wall boxes, using hand tools.
  • Install new fuses, electrical cables, or power sources as required.
  • Locate and remove or repair circuit defects such as blown fuses or malfunctioning transistors.
  • Maintain equipment service records.
  • Measure, cut, and install frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels, and junction boxes, using hand tools.
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
  • Refer to schematics and manufacturers' specifications that show connections and provide instructions on how to locate problems.
  • Repair or rebuild equipment such as starters, generators, distributors, or door controls, using electrician's tools.
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Measure distances or dimensions.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Rebuild parts or components.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Acoustic Systems Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Advanced Sonar Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aerial Surveillance Infrared Repairer (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aerial Surveillance Radar Repairer (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • AFCS/ADC/INS/DRS and Flight Sys Mini-SACE GT-4 Test Cons Int Tech (Navy - Enlisted)
  • AN/SPS-48G(V)1 Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • AN/SQQ-32(V)3 Minehunting Sonar Set Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • AO 177 Console Maintenance (Navy - Enlisted)
  • ARS 50 Console Maintenance (Navy - Enlisted)
  • ASM-175 Electronic Module Test Console IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • ASM-608 Inertial Measurement Unit Test Set Maintenance Tech. (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Calibration Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Systems Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Communications Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Aviation Maintenance Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • EA-6B Electrical Component IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Systems Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Radar Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Systems Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician Communications (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician Radar (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technicians (Communication) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fire Control Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Cryptologic Systems Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fuel and Electrical System Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS) Interior Communications (IC) Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Interior Communications Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Interior Communications Electrician Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LCAC Electrical Systems Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Electronics, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Locomotive Electrician (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • LSD 41 Console Maintenance (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Missile Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mobile Electronics Maintenance Technician (WLQ-4) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • P-3/C-130/E-2/C-2 Electrical Component IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • P-3A/B Integrated Electrical System OMA Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Power Generating Systems IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Railway Equipment Repairer (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Sonar Technician (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Sonar Technician (Surface) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Strategic Navigation Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Strategic Navigation Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Navigation Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Navigation Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • TRIDENT Submarine Ship Control and Atmosphere Support Master Operation and Maint Tech (Level III) (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrician, Locomotive

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Body Wirer
  • Controller Repairer-and-Tester
  • Electrician, Locomotive