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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 7014$34.66/hr$19.34/hr$20.88/hr$31.11/hr$49.23/hr$49.28/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities360$40.39/hr
Professional and Business Services160$20.88/hr
Public Administration50$31.49/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$38.40/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$38.64/hr-3.4%
Southwest Minnesota 30$37.04/hr-12.2%
Northwest Balance of State 30$38.64/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$40.66/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$38.64/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$31.11/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$38.59/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$38.71/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 60$38.59/hr4.7%
Central Minnesota 70$31.11/hr-7.8%
Northeast Minnesota 70$40.66/hr-8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 320$40.33/hr-4.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 360$40.33/hrN/A
Minnesota 610$38.84/hr-3.4%

  • Calibrate instrumentation, such as meters, gauges, and regulators, for pressure, temperature, flow, and level.
  • Mount and install meters and other electric equipment such as time clocks, transformers, and circuit breakers, using electricians' hand tools.
  • Record meter readings and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders, or enter data into hand-held computers.
  • Connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications.
  • Collect money due on delinquent accounts.
  • Install, inspect and test electric meters, relays, and power sources to detect causes of malfunctions and inaccuracies, using hand tools and testing equipment.
  • Repair leaks in valve seats or bellows of automotive heater thermostats, using soft solder, flux, and acetylene torches.
  • Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates.
  • Calibrate thermostats for specified temperature or pressure settings.
  • Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made.