In a typical work setting, coin and vending machine repairers:
- Have a very medium level of contact with others. They work mostly with machines and tools but also interact with machine owners and the public.
- Communicate with others mostly by face-to-face talks, e-mail, and telephone.
- Sometimes are placed in conflict situations where they must deal with unpleasant or impatient people.
Physical Work Conditions
- Often work indoors, but may occasionally work outdoors. Work sites may not always have heating or air conditioning.
- Travel to and from work sites in a truck or van.
- May be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noises.
- May be exposed to cold or hot temperatures when working outdoors.
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- Sometimes have to work in very bright or very dim lighting.
- May work physically close to others.
- May be exposed to contaminants.
- Must be sure that all details are done and their work is exact. Errors could break machines and cause employers to lose money.
- Are able to determine most of their daily tasks and goals, but often take direction from supervisors.
- Often make decisions that affect customers. Because they often work alone, they have to make decisions without input from others.
- Work in a moderately competitive atmosphere where weekly and daily deadlines must be met.
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- Repeat the same physical and mental tasks.
- May work at night and on weekends and holidays to repair coin machines.
- May spend a great deal of time on the road traveling to machines.