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.
- Custom Van Converter
- Master Certified RV Technician
- Master Certified RV Technician (Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician)
- Mobile Service Recreational Vehicle Technician
- Recreational Vehicle Mechanic
- Recreational Vehicle Parts and Service Director
- Recreational Vehicle Repairer (RV Repairer)
- Recreational Vehicle Service Technician
- Recreational Vehicle Servicer (RV Servicer)
- Recreational Vehicle Technician
- Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
- Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
- Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
- Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools.
- Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
- List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
- Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
- Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
- Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
- Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $41,960 with most people making between $23,480 and $65,500
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 1,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 1,300 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 20 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 50 total annual openings.
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