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"Control and Valve Installer and Repairer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Control and Valve Installer and Repairer"

1) Calibrate thermostats for specified temperature or pressure settings.

2) Clean internal compartments and moving parts, using rags and cleaning compounds.


3) Connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications.

4) Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches.

5) Dismantle meters, and replace or adjust defective parts such as cases, shafts, gears, disks, and recording mechanisms, using soldering irons and hand tools.


6) Examine valves or mechanical control device parts for defects, dents, or loose attachments, and mark malfunctioning areas of defective units.

7) Install, inspect and test electric meters, relays, and power sources to detect causes of malfunctions and inaccuracies, using hand tools and testing equipment.

8) Install regulators and related equipment such as gas meters, odorization units, and gas pressure telemetering equipment.

9) Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.

10) Make adjustments to meter components, such as setscrews or timing mechanisms, so that they conform to specifications.

11) Measure tolerances of assembled and salvageable parts for conformance to standards or specifications, using gauges, micrometers, and calipers.

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12) Mount and install meters and other electric equipment such as time clocks, transformers, and circuit breakers, using electricians' hand tools.

13) Investigate instances of illegal tapping into service lines.

14) Recommend and write up specifications for changes in hardware, such as house wiring.


15) Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters.

16) Shut off service and notify repair crews when major repairs are required, such as the replacement of underground pipes or wiring.

17) Reassemble repaired equipment, and solder top, front, and back case panels in place, using soldering guns, power tools, and hand tools.

18) Record meter readings and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders, or enter data into hand-held computers.

19) Repair electric meters and components, such as transformers and relays, and replace metering devices, dial glasses, and faulty or incorrect wiring, using hand tools.

20) Repair leaks in valve seats or bellows of automotive heater thermostats, using soft solder, flux, and acetylene torches.

21) Replace defective parts, such as bellows, range springs, and toggle switches, and reassemble units according to blueprints, using cam presses and hand tools.

22) Splice and connect cables from meters or current transformers to pull boxes or switchboards, using hand tools.

23) Test valves and regulators for leaks and accurate temperature and pressure settings, using precision testing equipment.

24) Advise customers on proper installation of valves or regulators and related equipment.

25) Attach air hoses to meter inlets; then plug outlets and observe gauges for pressure losses in order to test internal seams for leaks.

26) Attach pressurized meters to fixtures which submerge them in water, and observe meters for leaks.

27) Clamp regulator units into vises on stages above water tanks, and attach compressed air hoses to intake ports.

28) Clean plant growth, scale, paint, soil, and/or rust from meter housings, using wire brushes, scrapers, buffers, sandblasters, and/or cleaning compounds.

29) Connect hoses from provers to meter inlets and outlets, and raise prover bells until prover gauges register zero.

30) Cut seats to receive new orifices, tap inspection ports, and perform other repairs in order to salvage usable materials, using hand tools and machine tools.

31) Dip valves and regulators in molten lead to prevent leakage, and paint valves, fittings, and other devices, using spray guns.

32) Disconnect and/or remove defective or unauthorized meters, using hand tools.

33) Operate power-driven foot pedals to raise and/or lower regulators into and out of water tanks.

34) Recondition displacement type gas meters and governors, fabricating, machining, and/or modifying parts needed for repairs.

35) Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made.

36) Trace and tag meters or house lines.

37) Turn meters on or off to establish or close service.

38) Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates.

39) Vary air pressure flowing into regulators and turn handles to assess functioning of valves and pistons.

40) Collect money due on delinquent accounts.

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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Control and Valve Installer and Repairer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  49-9012.00


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