Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians Job Description

The Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. Some may specialize in maintain gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components.

The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must be able to do the following task in their job function:

  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician examines or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician repairs plumbing and propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician inspects recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician locates and repairs frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, and hand tools.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician confers with customers, read work orders, or examines vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician lists parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, and diagrams.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician connects electrical systems to outside power sources and activates switches to test the operation of appliances and light fixtures.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician connects water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets and sinks.

  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician removes damaged exterior panels and repairs and replaces structural frame members.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician opens and closes doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit as necessary.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must also have knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills that a Recreational Vehicle Service Technician should posses:

  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician should be able to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician has the skill repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician installs equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the skill to manage his own time and the time of others.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the skill to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must be able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the ability to talk to others to convey information effectively.

Work Related Expectations:

  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must do the updating and using relevant knowledge, as well as, keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to the job.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must be capable of observing, receiving, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician should be able to performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the skill to run, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • The Recreational Vehicle Service Technician must have the skill to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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