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Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers - 49-2097.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Electronic Technician
  • Field Service Representative
  • Field Service Technician
  • Home Theater Installer
  • Installer
  • Low Voltage Electrician
  • Satellite Installer
  • Service Technician
  • Television Analyzer
  • Television Repairman

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
  • Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
  • Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
  • Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
  • Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.
  • Position or mount speakers, and wire speakers to consoles.
  • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
  • Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Install audio or communications equipment.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Train customers in the use of products.
  • Travel to work sites to perform installation, repair or maintenance work.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Avionics Electrical Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Engineering Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Closed Circuit TV Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance (ILARTS) System Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Interior Communications Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mission Briefing System AN/SXQ-8 Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Audio-Video Repairer
  • Electronic-Organ Technician
  • Radio Repairer
  • Tape-Recorder Repairer
  • Television-and-Radio Repairer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Audio-Video Repairer
  • Electric-Organ Inspector and Repairer
  • Electronic-Organ Technician
  • Radio Repairer
  • Tape-Recorder Repairer
  • Television Installer
  • Television-and-Radio Repairer