Appliance service technicians

Appliance service technicians

NOC
7332

- Appliance servicers and repairers

Service and repair domestic and commercial appliances.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

19
 

Median Hourly Wage

$21.17
$19.00
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$37,393
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

177
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

77%
 
Job details

Full NOC 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.

Also Known As

  • 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
Requirements

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, 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.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

9.7%
15-24
12.9%
25-34
19.4%
35-44
25.8%
45-54
25.8%
55-64
6.5%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

7.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
28.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
32.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
32.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

45.2%
Other services (except public administration)
12.9%
Construction
12.9%
Manufacturing
29.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

25.80%
Northeast
29.00%
Southeast
25.80%
Southwest
6.50%
Central
12.90%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$25,944
Northeast
$29,864
Southeast
$44,390
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$37,393

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$45,907

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$37,393

Newfoundland

$32,643

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$38,760

Canada

$36,966
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

19
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

20
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

65
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

64