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7332 – Appliance servicers and repairers

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.


Index of titles

Example 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 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

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.

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 or 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 information

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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