DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
Occupational Description:Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.
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Tasks for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
- Mounts and installs meter and other electric equipment, such as time clocks, transformers, and circuit breakers, using electrician's hand tools.
- Repairs electric meters and components, such as transformers and relays, and changes faulty or incorrect wiring, using hand tools.
- Makes adjustments to meter components, such as setscrews or timing mechanism to conform to specifications.
- Cleans meter parts, using chemical solutions, brushes, sandpaper, and soap and water.
- Disconnects and removes electric power meters when defective or when customer accounts are in default, using hand tools.
- Records meter reading and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders.
- Splices and connects cable from meter or current transformer to pull box or switchboard, using hand tools, to provide power.
- Inspects and tests electric meters, relays, and power, to detect cause of malfunction and inaccuracy, using hand tools and testing equipment.
- Replaces, repairs or adjusts defective valve or regulator parts and tightens attachments, using hand tools, power tools, and welder.
- Tests valves and regulators for leaks, temperature and pressure settings, using precision testing equipment.
- Examines valves or mechanical control device parts for defects, dents, or loose attachments.
- Measures salvageable parts removed from mechanical control devices for conformance to standards or specifications, using gauges, micrometers, and calipers.
- Dips valves and regulators in molten lead to prevent leakage and paints valves, fittings, and other devices, using spray gun.
- Cleans corrosives and other deposits from serviceable parts, using solvents, wire brushes, or sandblaster.
- Advises customers on proper installation of valves or regulators and related equipment.
- Records repair work, inventories parts, and orders new parts.
- Correlates testing data, performs technical calculations, and writes test reports to record data.
- Lubricates wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.
- Disassembles mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torch.
- Adjusts meter and repeats test until meter registration is within specified limits.
- Inspects, repairs and maintains gas meters at wells or processing plants.
- Analyzes test results to determine cause of persistent meter registration errors.
- Reassembles meter and meter parts, using soldering gun, power tools and hand tools.
- Caps meter housing and activates controls on paint booth to spray paint meter case.
- Records test results, materials used, and meters needing repair on log or card and segregates meters requiring repair.
- Cleans plant growth, scale, and rust from meter housing, using wire brush, buffer, sandblaster, or cleaning compounds.
- Lubricates moving meter parts, using oil gun.
- Dismantles meter and replaces defective parts, such as case, shafts, gears, disks, and recording mechanisms, using soldering iron and hand tools.
- Connects gas, oil, water, or air meter to test apparatus to detect leaks.