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Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
(SOC Code : 49-3092)
in California

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. Include workers who perform customized van conversions. Exclude "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.

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

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$20.45$14.03$18.28$26.24

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20201,0001,30030030.050

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 4,26372.3%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools.
Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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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.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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