Also known as Cooler Deliverer, Field Service Technician, Fountain Vending Mechanic, Full Service Vending Driver, Refurbish Technician, Service Technician, Slot Technician, Vending Mechanic, Vending Service Technician, Vending Technician
Also known as Cooler Deliverer, Field Service Technician, Fountain Vending Mechanic
Vending Mechanics install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.
Vending Mechanics are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Vending Mechanics. More generally, Vending Mechanics are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Vending Mechanic is $37,580, and the average salary is $39,710. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Vending Mechanic salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Vending Mechanics earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Vending Mechanics earn less than $22,770 per year, 25% earn less than $29,280, 75% earn less than $48,440, and 90% earn less than $60,930.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Vending Mechanics is expected to change by 9.2%, and there should be roughly 3,600 open positions for Vending Mechanics every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Vending Mechanic are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Vending Mechanics typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Vending Mechanics typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Vending Mechanic tend to value Independence, Relationships, and Support.
Most importantly, Vending Mechanics moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Second, Vending Mechanics moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Vending Mechanics moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Vending Mechanics must consistently demonstrate qualities such as stress tolerance, self-control, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Vending Mechanics, ranked by importance:
Working as a Vending Mechanic usually requires a high school diploma.
Vending Mechanics need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Vending Mechanics may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as computers and electronics, mechanical, or customer and personal service knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Vending Mechanics might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Vending Mechanics must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Vending Mechanics need abilities such as finger dexterity, manual dexterity, and arm-hand steadiness in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Vending Mechanics, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Vending Mechanics frequently use skills like repairing, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Vending Mechanics, ranked by their relative importance.
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