Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Include workers who perform customized van conversions. Exclude "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Explain proper operation of vehicle systems to customers. Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools. Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe. Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage. Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs. Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures. Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks. Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul. Inspect, repair, or replace brake systems. Diagnose and repair furnace or air conditioning systems. Repair leaks with caulking compound or replace pipes, using pipe wrenches. List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams. Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members. Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary. Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers. Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, or floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.78   Entry $26,595.00
Mean $19.52   Mean $40,604.00
Experience $22.89 Experience $47,614.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
49-3092.00 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians