Electrical Appliance Preparer

Assemble and test electrical appliances to prepare them for delivery.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrical Appliance Preparers do?

Assembles and tests electrical appliances, such as ranges, refrigerators, and washing machines, to prepare appliance for delivery and installation, using handtools and test lamp: Uncrates appliances, using pry bar, wire cutters, and nail puller. Assembles appliance parts, using screws and handtools. Connects appliance to electric current to test performance. Locates faulty circuits with test lamp. Solders and wraps wires with friction tape to repair insulation. Washes and polishes appliances. Examines exterior of appliance for chips, scratches, and dents. Keeps records of appliances received, assembled, and delivered. May be designated according to type of appliance assembled and tested as Dishwasher Preparer; Electric-Range Preparer; Electric-Refrigerator Preparer; Washer-Dryer Preparer.


Should I be an Electrical Appliance Preparer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Electric-Range Preparer, Electric-Refrigerator Preparer

    How to Become an
    Electrical Appliance Preparer

    Electrical Appliance Preparers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Electrical Appliance Preparer-related education!
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