Illustrative Examples: Building Maintenance Repairer;
Trouble Shooting Mechanic; Mechanical Adjuster
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
(Belt Repairer) Lubricate machinery, change parts,
or perform other routine machinery maintenance.
Exclude “Maintenance and Repair Workers, General”
Illustrative Examples: Grease Packer; Machine Oiler
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equip-ment
according to layout plans, blueprints, or other
Illustrative Examples: Machine Erector; Machine Rigger;
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except
Build or repair furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, convert-ers,
ladles, soaking pits, ovens, etc., using refractory
Illustrative Examples: Bondactor Machine Operator; Kiln
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and
Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power
or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or
heavy duty transmission towers. Exclude “Electrical
and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and
Illustrative Examples: Pole Climber; High Tension Tester;
Electric Utility Wire Stretcher
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers
String and repair telephone and television cable,
including fi ber optics and other equipment for trans-mitting
messages or television programming.
Illustrative Examples: Telecommunications Cable Splicer;
Telecommunications Wire Stretcher; Cable Television
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equip-ment,
including commercial video and motion picture
Illustrative Examples: Camera Machinist; Photographic
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical
Illustrative Examples: Biomedical Equipment Technician;
Hearing Aid Mechanic; Surgical Instrument Mechanic
49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments.
May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.
Exclude “Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment
Installers and Repairers” (49-2097) who repair electrical
and electronic musical instruments.
Illustrative Examples: Piano Tuner; Violin Repairer; Tone
49-9064 Watch Repairers
(Horologist) Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms
of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks.
Illustrative Examples: Watch and Clock Crowner; Watch-maker
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment
Repairers, All Other
All precision instrument and equipment repairers not
Illustrative Examples: Laboratory Equipment Installer;
Gyro Mechanic; Meteorological Equipment Repairer
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine
Servicers and Repairers
Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amuse-ment
machines including video games, juke boxes,
pinball machines, or slot machines.
Illustrative Examples: Cigarette Machine Mechanic; Slot
Machine Mechanic; Video Game Mechanic
49-9092 Commercial Divers
Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to
inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and struc-tures.
May use a variety of power and hand tools, such
as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equip-ment.
May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives,
or photograph structures or marine life. Exclude “Fish-ers
and Related Fishing Workers” (45-3011), “Athletes
and Sports Competitors” (27-2021), and “Police and
Sheriff’s Patrol Offi cers” (33-3051).
Illustrative Examples: Marine Diver; Scuba Diver; Skin
49-9093 Fabric Menders, Except Garment
Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as
draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
Illustrative Examples: Canvas Repairer; Bag Repairer; Seat
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and
safe combinations; and install and repair safes.
Illustrative Examples: Key Maker; Vault Service Mechanic;
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile
Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated build-ings.
Illustrative Examples: Mobile Home Mechanic; House-trailer
Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, man-ufacturing
plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or
for the entertainment industry.
Illustrative Examples: Acrobatic Rigger; Rigging Slinger;
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate
crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches,
section lines, or intercommunications systems within a
Illustrative Examples: Signal Mechanic; Signal Maintainer;
Third Rail Installer
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance,
and Repair Workers
Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in
maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles,
industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic
equipment. Perform duties, such as furnishing tools,
materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work
area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or
tools for other workers.
Illustrative Examples: Mechanic’s Helper; Diver’s Helper;
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Workers, All Other
All mechanical, installation, and repair workers and
helpers not listed separately.
Illustrative Examples: Blacksmith; Cooper; Gunsmith
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Pro-duction
and Operating Workers
Supervise and coordinate the activities of production
and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision
workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers,
fabricators, and plant and system operators. Exclude
team or work leaders.
Illustrative Examples: Laundromat Manager; Station
Chief; Assembly Line Supervisor
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and
Assemble, fi t, fasten, and install parts of airplanes,
space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage,
bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control
equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.
Illustrative Examples: Aircraft Riveter; Fuselage Framer;
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers Wind
wire coils used in electrical components, such as resis-tors
and transformers, and in electrical equipment and
instruments, such as fi eld cores, bobbins, armature
cores, electrical motors, generators, and control equip-ment.
Illustrative Examples: Coil Builder; Motor Winder; Wire
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equip-ment,
such as computers, test equipment telemetering
systems, electric motors, and batteries.
Illustrative Examples: Anode Builder; Battery Builder;
Industrial Equipment Wirer
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or
devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamom-eters,
magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control
linkage, actuators, and appliances.
Illustrative Examples: Appliance Assembler; Vending
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
(Motor Installer) Construct, assemble, or rebuild
machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equip-ment
used in such industries as construction, extrac-tion,
textiles, and paper manufacturing.
Illustrative Examples: Machine Builder; Turbine Assembler
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Fabricate, lay out, position, align, and fi t parts of struc-tural
Illustrative Examples: Manufacturing Ornamental Metal
Worker; Metal Box Maker; Protector Plate Attacher
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators-
Laminate layers of fi berglass on molds to form boat
decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or
Illustrative Examples: Fiberglass Ski Maker; Fiberglass
Boat Builder; Golf Cart Maker
51-2092 Team Assemblers
Work as part of a team having responsibility for assem-bling
an entire product or component of a product.
Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by
the team in the assembly process and rotate through
all or most of them rather than being assigned to a
specifi c task on a permanent basis. May participate in
making management decisions affecting the work.
Team leaders who work as part of the team should be
included. Exclude assemblers (51-2011 through 51-
2099) who continuously perform the same task.
51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters,
Perform precision assembling or adjusting, within
narrow tolerances, of timing devices, such as watches,
clocks, or chronometers. Exclude “Watch Repairers”
Illustrative Examples: Chronometer Assembler; Hair
Spring Truer; Escapement Matcher
54 Wage Data 2009
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