Appliance Service Technician

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Job Description Appliance Service Technician

An Appliance Service Technician fixes, maintains and repairs appliances for residential and commercial customers. They can work in repair shops and facilities, or make in-person visits to homes and businesses to make on-site repairs. They can be employed as part of the maintenance team for major companies and appliance manufacturers, or they can be self-employed freelance tradespeople.

5 Requirements to be Appliance Service Technician

  1. Receive a certificate/diploma from a trade school
  2. Complete apprenticeship with a qualified Repair Service Technician
  3. Join a provincial trade association (i.e. Ontario College of Trades)
  4. In-depth knowledge of appliance specifications and tool use
  5. Be able to think creatively to identify and troubleshoot unknown issues

What does a Appliance Service Technician do ?

An Appliance Service Technician performs maintenance and repair services for various types of appliances. They can fix toasters, microwaves and stoves in residential homes, washers, dryers and refrigeration units in industrial facilities, and everything in between. Each job is different, especially for Appliance Service Technicians who are self-employed. Typical duties and tasks include:

  • Communicate and schedule with clients
  • Travel to homes and businesses for maintenance
  • Inspect appliances and identify any issues
  • Perform repairs and fix problems with appliances
  • Replace defective parts with new components
  • Troubleshoot issues with clients over the phone
  • Research manuals to understand new appliances

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