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Control and Valve Workers, Except Mechanical Door
(SOC Code : 49-9012)
in Madera County

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Madera County is the same as Madera MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$31.47$26.73$33.10$37.29

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Madera County 2010 - 202020301050.01

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Madera County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1214.6%
Power Generation and Supply 112.7%
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers 427.6%
Utility System Construction 124.5%
Building Equipment Contractors 932.7%
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing 11.3%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Turn meters on or off to establish or close service.
Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates.
Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters.
Record meter readings and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders, or enter data into hand-held computers.
Connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications.
Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches.
Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made.
Disconnect or remove defective or unauthorized meters, using hand tools.
Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.
Test valves and regulators for leaks and accurate temperature and pressure settings, using precision testing equipment.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - 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.
Conventional - 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.

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