Coin and Vending Machine Repairers

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Coin and Vending Machine Repairers

Coin and Vending Machine Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, coin and vending machine repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • 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.

Work Performance

  • 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.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.