Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $36,030.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,409
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.51 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Paint surfaces such as walls
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Weld metal parts and components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Weld metal structures
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Remove parts or components from equipment
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Perform basic plumbing
Refinish wood or metal surfaces
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Assemble equipment or components
Reassemble equipment after repair
Cut construction material
Repair vehicle upholstery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Install household appliances
Shape construction materials such as wood
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Connect electrical components or equipment
Perform basic carpentry

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Install vehicle upholstery
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Install brakes on vehicles
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Repair pipes to stop leaking
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Align vehicle frame
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Performing General Physical Activities

Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Finish floor, furniture, or related wood surfaces
Fit construction materials such as wood
Install flooring such as carpet, linoleum, or tile
Join wood or other construction materials
Install prefabricated building components
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install siding or sheeting materials
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Store Management
Vehicle Maintenance
Motor Vehicle Operation
Engine Repair

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