Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers video

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Our modern world would be far less convenient if we didn’t have the round the clock services of vending machines. Coin-operated machines dispense snacks, food and beverages. They make change and they entertain us. They’re stocked and kept clean by Vending Machine Servicers or Route Drivers, who travel from machine to machine. Drivers follow government regulations to protect food and beverages from contamination. They also collect the deposited money. Machines are kept in working order by Vending Machine Repair Technicians. In addition to fixing mechanical and electronic parts, these technicians must be able to comply with plumbing and electrical codes because some installations require connections to electricity and water. Amusement Machine Technicians service video games, juke boxes and pinball machines. They also service and fix slot machines, making sure they meet all state and federal regulations. Some technicians work in shops using power tools and testing equipment. Others repair machines on location, often in crowded, busy areas. While most technicians work a 40-hour week, some are on call 24-hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Beginners may start by stocking machines. They learn additional skills on-the-job under the guidance of experienced workers. You should have at least a high school education, some knowledge of electricity or vocational training in electronics, refrigeration and machine repair. The job outlook in this field is good. As the amusement, gaming and recreation industries use more coin operated machines, more route service drivers and repair technicians will be needed to keep machines clean, filled and working.

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