Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) (NOC 2242)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

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Job titles

Nature of work

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Working in sales and customer service
  • Working with computers, information technology, and communications
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Electronic service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Install, maintain and repair household and business electronic equipment, such as televisions, radios, video cassette recorders, stereo equipment, photocopiers, computers and peripherals
  • - Inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other electronic test instruments, tools and equipment
  • - Diagnose and locate circuit, component and equipment faults
  • - Adjust, align, replace or repair electronic equipment, assemblies and components following equipment manuals and schematics, and using soldering tools and other hand and power tools
  • - Complete work orders, test and maintenance reports
  • - May supervise other electronic equipment service technicians.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of a two- to three-year college program in electronics or Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in electronic servicing and repair or Completion of high school or college courses in electronics and on-the-job training is required.
  • * Trade certification for electronics technicians (consumer products) is available, but voluntary, in Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon.

Skill type

  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

  • * Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.