Appliance Service Technician Description
Appliance Service Technicians work in a shop or on site to inspect, analyze, troubleshoot, install, and repair different commercial and domestic appliances. They work with clients directly to resolve issues with their household devices.
Appliance Service Technician Core Task and Skills Required
Appliance Service Technicians install, inspect, and repair home appliances including dishwashers, ranges, fridges, washers, dryers, and microwaves.
- Repair large and small appliances
- Troubleshoot issues with washers, ranges, dishwashers, dryers, and other large appliances
- Connect water lines
- Connect gas lines
- Check for leaks
- Repair or replace defective parts
- Dismantle and reassemble appliances
- Record keeping
- Prepare bills and invoices
- Write estimates
- Inventory control
- Strong customer service skills
- Valid drivers’ licence with a clean driving record
- Lift heavy appliances
- Use power tools
Appliance Service Technician Salary
On average, Appliance Service Technicians make between $15.00 to $31.00 per hour or $31,000 to $60,000 annually.
Appliance Service Technician Hours
Most Appliance Service Technicians work 40 hours weekly. Overtime, on call, and after-hours emergency calls on weekends, evenings, and holidays, are also part of the job for most technicians.
Appliance Service Technician Training
Along with learning to safely install, troubleshoot, and repair commercial and household appliances, Appliance Service Technicians are also trained in how to use power tools, reading electronic schematics, WHMIS, Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness, and environmental laws.
Useful Information About Being a Appliance Service Technician
There is no formal training required to become an Appliance Service Technician. For those wanting more formal training, there are different small engine repair or technical and vocational programs available that focus on electronics. Some colleges offer certification programs. More commonly, many technicians learn through apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training. Technicians can write a test to obtain their Red Seal designation through three-year apprenticeship programs.