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+ Aircraft Engine Specialists Job Description
The lives and safety of everyone who flies are in the hands of aircraft mechanics. That’s because it is the aircraft mechanic’s job to keep every airplane and helicopter in peak operating condition. Equally important, each mechanic must be on the lookout for excessive wear, metal fatigue, and other conditions that may cause problems in the future. Mechanics work on every kind of aircraft. But specialization in areas like the airframe, the engines and power plants, or electronics and avionics instruments is common > view more

+ Automatic Teller Machine Servicers Job Description
It’s amazing for some of us to remember, that we didn’t always have Automated Teller Machines as a ready source of cash. But just as we now take ATMs for granted, we also take for granted that they work—24 hours a day. To help keep them in action, we depend on the unseen work of Automated Teller Machine Servicers. Typically, when ATMs are not working correctly, computer networks alert repairers > view more

+ Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
The diesel engine is the workhorse powering most heavy vehicles and equipment today, because it is more durable and delivers more power than its gasoline counterpart. Diesel engine mechanics maintain, repair and rebuild diesel engines and the vehicles they power. Some mechanics work on equipment ranging from bulldozers to farm tractors, while others work on locomotives and even boats. With the increasing number of electronic parts used to operate the engine, mechanics now use handheld diagnostic computers and other specialized test equipment to determine the necessary repairs > view more

+ Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Job Description
To accomplish the everyday miracles of modern care for heart patients, it takes a team of professionals. Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians are essential members of that team. Technologists are trained to prepare patients, and assist physicians during procedures such as cardiac catheterization, and open-heart surgery, balloon angioplasty and open-heart surgery. They also monitor patients’ blood pressure and heart rate > view more

+ Communication Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Communication equipment mechanics install and maintain the switches that connect someone with someone else whenever they dial the phone. Many work in “central offices” — those windowless phone company buildings seen in many towns. Mechanics specializing in installation and repair setup and connect computer phone switches. They punch copper wire into connector boards or splice fiber optic cable to make the physical connections and then program the switches to establish the electronic connections > view more

+ Construction and Building Inspectors Job Description
When buildings, roads, bridges or utility systems are built or repaired, the work must comply with various building and safety codes. Construction and Building Inspectors make sure that these codes are followed. Most Inspectors work for federal, state and local governments. Inspectors start their work when a project begins and conduct follow-up inspections throughout the project to monitor compliance to the codes > view more

+ Electrical and Electronic Drafters Job Description
From toys…to skyscrapers, wiring and circuitry are the technological nervous systems of our modern world. Electrical and Electronic Drafters are the people who transform the ideas of design engineers into detailed technical drawings. Drafters may work alone or in teams. Many specialize by industry. Electrical drafters prepare wiring and layout diagrams. These plans guide workers who install and repair electrical equipment, and wire buildings > view more

+ Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians Job Description
Technology evolves at such a rapid pace that keeping up with the latest products can be a challenge…especially for Electrical or Electronic Technician. They help design, develop, test and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as radios, radar, sonar, television, industrial and medical devices, navigational equipment, and computers. Technicians may also work in product evaluation and testing, where they use measuring or diagnostic devices to adjust, test and repair equipment > view more

+ Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers Job Description
Many of our modern conveniences work on electricity. And while they may be simple to use, the circuitry inside is often complex. The people who build these products are Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers. Following detailed blueprints and diagrams, they assemble pieces that control the flow of electrical currents inside various types of mechanical apparatus. They need to have steady hands and good eyesight > view more

+ Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics
H-VAC technicians are specialists in "heating, ventilation, and air conditioning" equipment. But a more accurate job title might be "human comfort specialist!" Most people take their comfort in a building or house for granted — until something goes wrong. Only then do they realize that they depend on HVAC technicians to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. And rarely do they ever understand that that their comfort depends on complex systems of pipes, coils, ducts, fans, compressors, and machines > view more

+ Locksmiths and Safe Repairers Job Description
As long as human nature includes criminal activity, we’re going to need locks, keys and safes. That means there will be work for the trades people who perfect the precision skills necessary to become locksmiths and safe repairers. We depend on them to install locks and safes, and repair them when they break. We also depend on locksmiths to come and help, when we accidentally lock ourselves out of our car or home > view more

+ Maintenance Workers, Machinery Job Description
): When a production line stops, a company stops making money. Maintenance machinists are crucial to keeping production running. Machinery maintenance workers, also called industrial mechanics, or maintenance machinists, not only repair broken machines but must also be able to spot minor problems and fix them. For this reason preventive maintenance, inspection and checking performance is a big part of the job > view more

+ Mechanical Drafters Job Description
Mechanical Drafters draw for a living. But they create a different kind of picture than the typical artist. Before intricate equipment like cars or factory machines are built, Mechanical Drafters design objects and make blueprints showing how the equipment will be manufactured and assembled. As part of the process, they may use a computer-aided design and drafting system. Called CADD, these highly specialized computers systems help create guidelines showing technical details from every angle > view more

+ Mechanical Engineering Technicians Job Description
Mechanical engineering technicians assist Mechanical engineers in designing, developing, testing and manufacturing machinery, parts and other mechanical equipment. They troubleshoot design problems, compile flow charts, prepare drawings, take accurate measurements, lay out production lines, perform quality control testing, analyze data and write reports. Advancing from simpler, routine duties under close supervision, they go on to more difficult jobs and general supervision > view more

+ Mechanical Engineers Job Description
Mechanical engineers know about machines. They design engines, robots, and generators. But they also design everyday items like kitchen appliances and power tools. Indeed -- whatever the device -- if it’s got moving parts, mechanical engineers were almost certainly involved its creation. That’s because this is the broadest of all engineering disciplines. Some mechanical engineers, for example, do the research needed to create a product > view more

+ Medical Equipment Repairers Job Description
Some of the most dramatic advances in medicine have been in the technology used to diagnose and treat patients. From large X-ray units…to small patient monitors, the job of installing and maintaining this equipment is the responsibility of Medical Equipment Repairers. The equipment repaired runs the gamut from electric wheelchairs, mechanical lifts, hospital beds and customized vehicles to biomedical equipment, hearing aids and surgical instruments > view more

+ Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Job Description
When it comes to fixing our cars, we go to an automobile mechanic. But there are many other types of mechanics. Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics service industrial equipment used in construction, logging and mining. Service technicians employed by the Federal Government may work on tanks and other armored equipment. From towering cranes…to giant drills deep underground, mechanics keep equipment running properly and safely > view more

+ Motor Vehicle Inspectors Job Description
Whether the motor vehicle has 18 wheels… Or it’s the family car… The government requires it be inspected for safety and/or emissions on a regular basis. Proof of passing that inspection is displayed—and if it’s out of date, the operator of the vehicle faces a fine. Motor Vehicle Inspectors examine cars and trucks, accessories, air lines and electric circuits and report on what repairs are needed > view more

+ Motorboat Mechanics Job Description
If tinkering with mechanical devices and being near the water are what floats your boat, consider a career as a motorboat mechanic. These marina service technicians repair and overhaul gasoline and diesel engines, often specializing in one type or the other. Mechanics rely on a variety of skills, whether performing routine service on a portable outboard motor in a repair shop, or trouble-shooting a larger craft's inboard engine dockside > view more

+ Motorcycle Mechanics Job Description
For many people, motorcycles are not just machines; they are symbols of excitement and freedom. As aging baby boomers find themselves with increased leisure time and spending money, more and more are swelling the ranks of motorcycle enthusiasts. That means more work for motorcycle mechanics. You can get mechanical training in career school or on the job. Some manufacturers offer training to mechanics in their dealerships > view more

+ Plumbers Job Description
The term plumber comes from the Latin word for lead, the material used for joints and pipes for centuries. Modern plumbers no longer use lead, but they still spend much of their time assembling, installing, and repairing pipes for systems that carry everything from water and steam to oil and gas. Plumbers can be found at construction sites and in residential and commercial buildings, where a great deal of the work involves cutting, bending, threading, and joining pipes and fittings > view more

+ Sheet Metal Duct Installers Job Description
Sheet metal duct installers make, install and maintain heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. They may also construct pollution control systems. Ductwork installation actually begins in a shop, where components are fabricated to meet a particular building’s needs. Drafting and specification reading are important tools at this stage, so installers must have good math skills and mechanical aptitude > view more

+ Stationary Engineers Job Description
Heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems keep apartment buildings and commercial complexes comfortable year round. Stationary Engineers make sure these vital systems operate properly. In addition, engineers oversee the building’s electrical and fire safety systems. So they need to be knowledgeable about running various types of mechanical and electrical equipment. Being able to follow instruction manuals and complex diagrams is essential > view more

+ Traffic Technician Job Description
There’s a lot more to traffic than “stop” and “go.” To keep motorists moving, Traffic Technicians perform many complex tasks. They might set the length of time a light stays “red…” Count the number of trucks using a particular bridge… Make sure a road crew is protected and well marked… Or analyze accident reports to determine if a highway interchange is too dangerous… Those are just a few examples, of the work that goes into enhancing safety and the smooth flow of traffic > view more

+ Watch Repariers Job Description
Fine wristwatches are tiny, intricate machines. Repairs and maintenance require the talents of highly skilled watch repairers. Many watches and clocks made today are mass-produced and battery operated. As a result, it is generally less expensive to replace them…than to fix them. But luxury watches, chronographs and antique watches and clocks are a different story. Instead of batteries, they rely on mechanical movements and manual winding springs > view more