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Coin and Vending Machine Repairer  What They Do

Just the Facts


Installs, services, adjusts, or repairs coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Fills machines with products, ingredients, money, and other supplies.
  • Inspects machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fix minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
  • Tests machines to determine proper functioning.
  • Replaces malfunctioning parts, such as worn magnetic heads on automatic teller machine (ATM) card readers.
  • Maintains records of machine maintenance and repair.
  • Cleans and oils machine parts.
  • Orders parts needed for machine repairs.
  • Adjusts and repairs coin, vending, or amusement machines and meters and replaces defective mechanical and electrical parts, using hand tools, soldering irons, and diagrams.
  • Records transaction information on forms or logs, and notifies designated personnel of discrepancies.
  • Keeps records of merchandise distributed and money collected.

Insider Info

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves kneeling, crouching, stooping, and/or crawling more than one-third of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close

Work Hours and Travel

  • Weekend work

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