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Appliance servicers and repairers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7332

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.

Job Duties for Appliance servicers and repairers

Small electrical appliance servicers and repairers
  • 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
  • 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.

Working Conditions for Appliance servicers and repairers

Work for electric appliance servicers and repairers is performed in a customer's home (for servicing large appliances) or in repair shops (for smaller items). Technicians working on larger appliances often drive a truck to the work site carrying parts and and equipment. In either case, work is typically performed independently and may be physically demanding if involving large appliances. Safety precautions are undertaken to reduce the risk of electrical shock, burns and other injuries.

Alternate Job Titles

  • After-sales Service Technician - Electrical Appliances
  • Air Conditioner Repairer - Window Unit
  • Appliance Repairer Apprentice
  • Appliance Service Technician
  • Appliance Service Technician Apprentice
  • Appliance Servicer
  • Apprentice Appliance Service Technician
  • Commercial Bakery Appliance Technician
  • Commercial Foodservice Appliance Technician
  • Commercial Laundry Appliance Technician
  • Dishwasher Repairer
  • Domestic Refrigerator Repairer
  • Domestic Refrigerator Servicer
  • Domestic Window Air Conditioner Mechanic
  • Domestic Window Air Conditioner Repairer
  • Electric Appliance Service Technician
  • Electric Dryer Repairer
  • Electric Fireplace Servicer
  • Electric Household Appliance Servicer
  • Electric Lawn Mower Repairer
  • Electric Refrigerator Servicer
  • Electric Stove Repairman/woman
  • Electric Stove Serviceman/woman
  • Electric Tool Repairer
  • Electrical Appliance Repairer
  • Electrical Appliance Serviceman/woman
  • Electrical Appliance Servicer
  • Electrical Appliance Technician
  • Gas Appliance Repairer
  • Gas Appliance Repairer - Customer Service
  • Gas Appliance Servicer
  • Gas Appliance Servicer - Customer Service
  • Gas Fireplace Servicer
  • Gas Stove Repairer
  • Household Electrical Appliance Repairman/woman
  • Household Electrical Appliance Service Technician
  • Major Electric Appliance Repairer
  • Major Electric Household Appliance Repairer
  • Major Electrical Appliance Repairer
  • Major Electrical Appliance Servicer
  • Portable Appliance Repairman/woman
  • Portable Electric Household Appliance Repairer
  • Power Tool Repairer
  • Refrigerator Repairer
  • Refrigerator Servicer
  • Service Technician - Electrical Appliances
  • Service Technician - Gas Appliances
  • Stove Repairer
  • Stove Repairman/woman Electric
  • Stove Serviceman/woman Electric
  • Vacuum Cleaner Repairer
  • Vacuum Cleaner Repairman/woman
  • Vacuum Cleaner Servicer
  • Washing Machine Repairman/woman
  • Washing Machine Servicer
  • Window Air Conditioner Mechanic
  • Window Air Conditioner Repairer
  • Wood Fireplace Servicer
  • Appliance Service Technician
  • Appliance Service Technician Apprentice
  • Appliance Servicer
  • Commercial Foodservice Appliance Technician
  • Commercial Laundry Appliance Technician
  • Dishwasher Repairer
  • Refrigerator Repairer
  • Service Technician - Electrical Appliances
  • Service Technician - Gas Appliances
  • Stove Repairer
  • Vacuum Cleaner Repairer
  • Washing Machine Servicer
  • Window Air Conditioner Repairer

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