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

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 15.50$
Median 23.00$
Maximum 36.06$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
8,000
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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.

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