Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

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Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, computer, atm, and office machine repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium to high level of interaction with others. They often talk to customers and members of the public.
  • Talk with others by telephone, e-mail, and face-to-face discussions.
  • May on occasion deal with people who might be rude or angry, especially those affected by broken machines.
  • Have limited responsibility for the work done by others.
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  • Sometimes work as part of a team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Usually work indoors, except for ATM repairers, who may work outside to service outdoor locations.
  • Often travel to and from work sites in a truck or van.
  • May work physically close to others.
  • Occasionally are exposed to contaminants.

Work Performance

  • Repeat the same physical and mental activities.
  • Must be very exact and accurate when fixing machines.
  • Make most decisions on the spot, without consulting a supervisor first.
  • Determine their daily tasks and goals independently.
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  • Work in a moderately stressful atmosphere in which daily and weekly deadlines must be met.


  • Usually work at least 40 hours per week.
  • May work on-call, nights, or weekends.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.