Appliance Installers and Repairers


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Appliance Installers and Repairers

Appliance Installers and Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, appliance installers and repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of social contact. Installers and repairers speak with customers often, usually by telephone or face-to-face.
  • Sometimes work as part of team, especially for large installations.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Work indoors except when hooking up outdoor vents for appliances.
  • Sometimes work in cramped places and get into awkward positions.
  • Are sometimes exposed to explosive fumes when installing or repairing gas appliances.
  • Are sometimes exposed to situations that may produce cuts or burns. Safety procedures greatly reduce the chance and degree of injury.
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  • Sometimes wear gloves and other safety attire.
  • May work physically near other workers.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details of the job are done according to local building codes. Errors could endanger the safety of homeowners.
  • Regularly make decisions that impact customers or their own company's reputation. They often make these decisions independently.
  • Usually set their own daily priorities.

Hours/Travel

  • Usually work a standard 40-hour week.
  • May be ""on-call"" in case of emergencies.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.