7332- Appliance servicers and repairers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Appliance servicers and repairers

Job Description: 

Appliance servicers and repairers service and repair domestic and commercial appliances. They are employed by repair shops, appliance service companies and repair departments of retail and wholesale establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties: 

Small electrical appliance servicers and repairers perform some or all of the following duties:

Repair small electrical appliances, such as lawn and garden equipment and power tools
Consult customer or refer to work order to establish nature of the appliance malfunction
Observe operation of appliance and conduct voltage, resistance and other tests using electrical test equipment
Refer to schematic drawings or product manuals and replace or repair parts or components using hand tools and soldering equipment
Prepare estimates and written accounts of work performed.
Major appliance repairers/technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Repair major electrical or gas appliances, such as domestic and commercial dishwashing equipment, stoves, laundry equipment and refrigerators in customer's home, in customer's place of business or in repair shop
Consult customer or refer to work order to establish nature of the appliance malfunction
Diagnose faults by checking controls, condensers, timer sequences, fans and other components using test equipment such as meters and gauges to measure resistance, current, voltage, pressure, temperature, flue gases and flow rates
Refer to schematic diagrams or product manuals and disassemble appliance using hand tools
Use shop equipment and specialized diagnostic and programming apparatus to repair, adjust and reprogram appliances
Replace components and subcomponents and reassemble appliance using hand tools and soldering and brazing equipment
Prepare estimates and written accounts of work performed
May plan service routes.

Employment Requirements: 

Small appliance repairers usually require some specialized college or high school courses or several months of on-the-job training.
Major appliance repairers/technicians require some secondary school education and completion of a college program in appliance repair
Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program in appliance repair.
Appliance service technician, or appliance serviceperson, trade certification is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
A provincial gas fitter licence, or gas appliance technician certificate, may be required for gas appliance service technicians.
Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified appliance service technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Additional Inormation: 

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) (2242)
Gas fitters (7253)
Other small engine and small equipment repairers (7335)
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (7313)
Residential and commercial installers and servicers (7441)
Supervisors of appliance servicers and repairers (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X