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Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians - 49-3092.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Hitch Technician
  • Master Certified RV Technician (Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • Mobile Service RV Technician (Mobile Service Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • RV Body Mechanic (Recreational Vehicle Body Mechanic)
  • RV Parts and Service Director (Recreational Vehicle Parts and Service Director)
  • RV Repair Technician (Recreational Vehicle Repair Technician)
  • RV Service Technician (Recreational Vehicle Service Technician)
  • RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • RVDA Master Certified RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician)
  • Service Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
  • Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
  • Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
  • Diagnose and repair furnace or air conditioning systems.
  • Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
  • Explain proper operation of vehicle systems to customers.
  • Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
  • Inspect, repair, or replace brake systems.
  • List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
  • Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools.
  • Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.
  • Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, or floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.
  • Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
  • Repair leaks with caulking compound or replace pipes, using pipe wrenches.
  • Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
  • Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
  • Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or piping.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Explain use of products or services.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly.
  • Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Record information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Refinish wood or metal surfaces.
  • Remove parts or components from equipment.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Repair pipes to stop leaking.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Special Vehicle Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Helper, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance, Apprentice, 463L Material Handling Equipment (MHE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance, Helper, 463L Material Handling Equipment (MHE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance, Journeyman, 463L Material Handling Equipment (MHE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Repairer, Recreational Vehicle

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Custom Van Converter
  • Repairer, Recreational Vehicle