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Become A Valve Technician

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Working As A Valve Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Valve Technician Do At H P&I

* Perform machining and other support operations on components of valves, pumps, turbines, and other industrial equipment using appropriate manual machines.
* Perform hands-on workshop and / or on-site testing (pre / post), and / or repair of valves and actuators.
* Perform hands-on workshop and / or on-site disassembly, inspection, reporting, cleaning, and reassembly of valves, turbines and actuators.
* Machine material and / or parts with various machining equipment.
* Ensure quality control methods are used.
* Read and interpret schematics for assembly, repair, and reassembly as required including completion of applicable quality documentation in either paper or electronic form.
* Perform failure assessments and make recommendations to the on-site / shop Service supervisor.
* Comply with company and site safety policies

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How To Become A Valve Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.

Education

Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.

Training

General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.

Advancement

Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Valve Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    93.8%
  • Female

    5.6%
  • Unknown

    0.6%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.7%
  • Asian

    6.3%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    66.7%
  • Comanche

    8.3%
  • German

    4.2%
  • French

    4.2%
  • Occidental

    4.2%
  • Carrier

    4.2%
  • Mandarin

    4.2%
  • Arabic

    4.2%
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Top Skills for A Valve Technician

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Top Valve Technician Skills

  1. Safety Relief Valves
  2. Actuators
  3. Control Valves
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Disassembled, inspected, repaired, and tested safety relief valves with liquid, air, and steam applications.
  • Assisted in inspections and preventive maintenance Assisted with rebuilds on actuators
  • Performed inspection, maintenance, repair and installation of check, control valves, main steam safety and relief valves.
  • Disassemble and assemble Cameron frac valves and ball valves per Cameron Certified Repair procedures.
  • Replace, Repair Valves as needed * Pulled, Cleaned, Replaced Motors and pumps as needed

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Valve Technician Videos

Another Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

HOW TO GRIND VALVES WITH A VACUUM HOSE & DRILL (NEVER TAUGHT AT SCHOOL, ONLY OLDSKOOL)

Another Day In the Life of an HVAC Tech Part 7

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