Career summary

Details for Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers


Description

Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

Tasks

  • Fill machines with products, ingredients, money, and other supplies.
  • Inspect machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fix minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
  • Test machines to determine proper functioning.
  • Replace malfunctioning parts, such as worn magnetic heads on automatic teller machine (ATM) card readers.
  • Maintain records of machine maintenance and repair.
  • Clean and oil machine parts.
  • Order parts needed for machine repairs.
  • Adjust and repair coin, vending, or amusement machines and meters and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts, using hand tools, soldering irons, and diagrams.
  • Record transaction information on forms or logs, and notify designated personnel of discrepancies.
  • Keep records of merchandise distributed and money collected.
  • Collect coins and bills from machines, prepare invoices, and settle accounts with concessionaires.
  • Make service calls to maintain and repair machines.
  • Adjust machine pressure gauges and thermostats.
  • Prepare repair cost estimates.
  • Disassemble and assemble machines, according to specifications and using hand and power tools.
  • Contact other repair personnel or make arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
  • Transport machines to installation sites.
  • Refer to manuals and wiring diagrams to gather information needed to repair machines.
  • Install machines, making the necessary water and electrical connections in compliance with codes.

Interests

  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Education, training, experience

  • Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Training - 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.
  • Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills

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