Automotive Electronics Installers

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Automotive Electronics Installers

Automotive Electronics Installers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, automotive electronics installers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • 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.

Work Performance

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