Manufactured Buildings Repairer

Repair defective units and systems in mobile, modular, and travel trailers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Manufactured Buildings Repairers do?

Repairs defective units and systems in mobile, modular, and prefabricated homes and travel trailers, using handtools and power tools: Connects water hose to inlet pipe of plumbing system and tests operation of water closets and sinks. Examines and pressure-tests pipes and connections to detect leaks. Repairs leaks with caulking compound or replaces pipes, using pipe wrench. Connects electrical system to outside power source and activates switches to test operation of appliances and light fixtures. Locates and repairs frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeter, soldering iron, tape, and handtools. Opens and closes doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation and trims edges to fit, using jack-plane or drawknife. Resets hardware, using chisel, mallet, and screwdriver. Refinishes wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, floors, and walls, using power sander, putty, wood finish or paint and brush. May install furniture in mobile home [INSTALLER]. May seal open side of modular units or double-wide mobile homes to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammer. May drive truck to transport mobile and modular homes or travel trailers. May position mobile home for permanent occupancy on customer’s lot, using building blocks, bubble levels, hydraulic jacks, lumber, shingles, and handtools. May be designated Servicer, Travel Trailers.

Should I be a Manufactured Buildings Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Repairer, Manufactured Buildings

    How to Become a
    Manufactured Buildings Repairer

    Most Manufactured Buildings Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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