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Home Appliance Repairer

186

Statewide
Job Postings
219th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
840

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$13.46 - $22.63

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$13.72 - $23.88

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Home Appliance Repairer - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 186 job postings for the occupation of Home Appliance Repairer in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Home Appliance Repairer. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Home Appliance Repairer Do:

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

Common Job Activities:

  • 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 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.
  • Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed.
  • Talk to customers or refer to work orders to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
  • Record maintenance and repair work performed on appliances.
  • Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
  • Conserve, recover, and recycle refrigerants used in cooling systems.
  • 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 to diagnose and repair problems.
  • Level refrigerators, adjust doors, and connect water lines to water pipes for ice makers and water dispensers, using hand tools.
  • Set appliance thermostats, and check to ensure that they are functioning properly.
  • Instruct customers regarding operation and care of appliances, and provide information such as emergency service numbers.
  • Level washing machines and connect hoses to water pipes, using hand tools.
  • Install gas pipes and water lines to connect appliances to existing gas lines or plumbing.
  • Assemble new or reconditioned appliances.
  • Respond to emergency calls for problems such as gas leaks.
  • Clean, lubricate, and touch up minor defects on newly installed or repaired appliances.
  • Install appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and stoves.
  • Contact supervisors or offices to receive repair assignments.
  • Light and adjust pilot lights on gas stoves, and examine valves and burners for gas leakage and specified flame.
  • Test and examine gas pipelines and equipment to locate leaks and faulty connections, and to determine the pressure and flow of gas.
  • Measure, cut, and thread pipe, and connect it to feeder lines and equipment or appliances, using rules and hand tools.
  • Take measurements to determine if appliances will fit in installation locations, performing minor carpentry work when necessary to ensure proper installation.
  • Hang steel supports from beams or joists to hold hoses, vents, and gas pipes in place.
  • Disassemble and reinstall existing kitchen cabinets, or assemble and install prefabricated kitchen cabinets and trim in conjunction with appliance installation.

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