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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.
  • Keeps records of merchandise distributed and money collected.
  • Collects coins and bills from machines, prepares invoices, and settles accounts with concessionaires.
  • Makes service calls to maintain and repair machines.
  • Inspects machines and meters to determine causes of malfunctions and fixes minor problems such as jammed bills or stuck products.
  • Tests machines to determine proper functioning.
  • Contacts other repair personnel or makes arrangements for the removal of machines in cases where major repairs are required.
  • Cleans and oils machine parts.
  • Records transaction information on forms or logs, and notifies designated personnel of discrepancies.
  • Adjusts machine pressure gauges and thermostats.

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.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Lighting is either extremely bright or inadequate
  • Conditions are very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Weekend work

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