In a typical work setting, automotive electronics installers:
- Have a high level of communication with others. They talk to customers and other installers throughout their workday.
- Communicate with others by telephone and in person. Sometimes write e-mail.
- Often work as part of a team.
- Are somewhat responsible for the safety of other workers around them, as well as the owners of the automobiles they work on.
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- Are occasionally placed in conflict situations in which customers may be rude or angry.
- Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other installers.
Physical Work Conditions
- Work indoors. Occasionally work outdoors.
- Are often exposed to sounds and noise levels that may be loud or distracting, especially when using power tools.
- Often must get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces inside the vehicle they are working on.
- Are often exposed to hazardous equipment, conditions, and situations that may produce stings, cuts, or burns.
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- Are regularly exposed to contaminants.
- Sometimes are exposed to hot or cold temperatures.
- Often work near other installers or assistants who may be helping them.
- Must be very exact and accurate when installing components. Errors could cause serious injury to themselves or other workers.
- Regularly make decisions that affect the customer and the outcome of the installation. They rarely consult with others before deciding a course of action.
- Determine the tasks and goals of the day by orders and deadlines.
- Must meet daily deadlines. This may make the work atmosphere somewhat competitive and stressful.
- Usually work a standard 40-hour week. May work overtime to meet deadlines.
- May work evenings and weekends if employed in a shop with extended hours.