Appliance Installers and Repairers


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Appliance Installers and Repairers

Appliance Installers and Repairers - Physical Demands

Appliance installers and repairers frequently:

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
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  • Repeat the same movements.

It is important for appliance installers and repairers to be able to:

  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
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  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for appliance installers and repairers to be able to:

  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
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  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • See objects in very low light.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
  • Determine from which direction a sound came.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.