DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
Occupational Description: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. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions. Excludes ďAutomotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.
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|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2010 - 2020|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||240||$21.36/hr||32.3%|
|Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters||80||$12.71/hr||N/A|
|Home Appliance Repairers||50||$25.72/hr||0.0%|
Tasks for Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
- Locates and repairs frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeter, soldering iron, tape, and hand tools.
- Inspects, examines, and tests operation of parts or systems to be repaired and to verify completeness of work performed.
- Repairs leaks with caulking compound or replaces pipes, using pipe wrench.
- Connects water hose to inlet pipe of plumbing system and tests operation of toilets and sinks.
- Connects electrical system to outside power source and activates switches to test operation of appliances and light fixtures.
- Seals open side of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammer.
- Resets hardware, using chisel, mallet, and screwdriver.
- Refinishes wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, and floors, using power sander, putty, spray equipment, brush, paints, or varnishes.
- Opens and closes doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation and trims edges to fit, using jack- plane or drawknife.
- Lists parts needed, estimates costs, and plans work procedure, using parts list, technical manuals, and diagrams.
- Confers with customer or reads work order to determine nature and extent of damage to unit.
- Removes damaged exterior panels, repairs and replaces structural frame members, and seals leaks, using hand tools.
- Repairs plumbing and propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.