Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Video Machines Mechanic
  • Video Games Mechanic
  • Vendor
  • Vending Technician
  • Vending Supervisor
  • Vending Service Technician
  • Vending Route Servicer
  • Vending Mechanic
  • Vending Machine Servicer
  • Vending Machine Mechanic
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What They Do

  • Install machines, making the necessary water and electrical connections in compliance with codes.
  • Refer to manuals and wiring diagrams to gather information needed to repair machines.
  • Transport machines to installation sites.
  • Contact other repair personnel or make arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
  • Disassemble and assemble machines, according to specifications and using hand and power tools.
  • Prepare repair cost estimates.
  • Adjust machine pressure gauges and thermostats.
  • Make service calls to maintain and repair machines.
  • Collect coins and bills from machines, prepare invoices, and settle accounts with concessionaires.
  • Keep records of merchandise distributed and money collected.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Support in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Preparation Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in California was $36,290 with most people making between $22,380 and $53,140

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 2,900 people in California. It is projected that there will be 2,800 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 40 replacement openings for approximately 40 total annual openings.