• Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 61,580
    $35,720 range bar $83,770
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Control and valve installers and repairers install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

What do they typically do

  • Connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications
  • Turn meters on or off to start or close service
  • Disconnect or remove defective or unauthorized meters using hand tools
  • Record meter readings and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders, or enter data into hand-held computers
  • Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made
  • Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters
  • Take apart and repair mechanical control devices or valves such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches
  • Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Openings 156

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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