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Details for Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers


Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.


  • Adjust and repair coin, vending, or amusement machines and meters and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts, using hand tools, soldering irons, and diagrams.
  • Adjust machine pressure gauges and thermostats.
  • Collect coins and bills from machines, prepare invoices, and settle accounts with concessionaires.
  • Disassemble and assemble machines, according to specifications and using hand and power tools.
  • Fill machines with products, ingredients, money, and other supplies.
  • Inspect machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fix minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
  • Install machines, making the necessary water and electrical connections in compliance with codes.
  • Make service calls to maintain and repair machines.
  • Replace malfunctioning parts, such as worn magnetic heads on automatic teller machine (ATM) card readers.
  • Test machines to determine proper functioning.
  • Clean and oil machine parts.
  • Contact other repair personnel or make arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
  • Count cash and items deposited at automatic teller machines (ATMs) by customers, and compare numbers to transactions indicated on transaction tapes.
  • Install automatic teller machine (ATM) hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, and check that all components are configured correctly and connected to power sources and communications lines.
  • Keep records of merchandise distributed and money collected.
  • Maintain records of machine maintenance and repair.
  • Order parts needed for machine repairs.
  • Prepare repair cost estimates.
  • Record transaction information on forms or logs, and notify designated personnel of discrepancies.
  • Refer to manuals and wiring diagrams to gather information needed to repair machines.
  • Transport machines to installation sites.
  • Shellac or paint dial markings or mechanism exteriors, using brushes or spray guns.


  • 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.

Education, Training, Experience

  • Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.


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