Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers
Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made. Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment. Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds. Service and repair domestic electrical and/or gas appliances such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers. Replace worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring. Talk to customers or refer to work orders in order to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions. Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed. Record maintenance and repair work performed on appliances. Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice. Maintain stocks of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances. Clean and reinstall parts. Observe and examine appliances during operation to detect specific malfunctions such as loose parts or leaking fluid. Observe and test operation of appliances following installation, and make any initial installation adjustments that are necessary. Refer to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides in order to diagnose and repair problems. Instruct customers regarding operation and care of appliances, and provide information such as emergency service numbers. Assemble new or reconditioned appliances. Clean, lubricate, and touch up minor defects on newly installed or repaired appliances.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.69   Entry $28,468.00
Mean $18.04   Mean $37,534.00
Experience $20.22 Experience $42,057.00

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.
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49-9031.00 Home Appliance Repairers