Electronic service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Install, maintain and repair household and business electronic equipment, such as televisions, radios, video cassette recorders, stereo equipment, photocopiers, computers and peripherals
B. Inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other electronic test instruments, tools and equipment
C. Diagnose and locate circuit, component and equipment faults
D. Adjust, align, replace or repair electronic equipment, assemblies and components following equipment manuals and schematics, and using soldering tools and other hand and power tools
E. Complete work orders, test and maintenance reports
F. May supervise other electronic equipment service technicians.
1. Other services (except public administration) - 17.0%
2. Wholesale trade - 17.0%
3. Retail trade - 13.0%
4. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 8.0%
5. Computer systems design and related services - 7.0%
6. Construction - 6.0%
7. Educational services - 5.0%
1. To be an electronic service technician, you usually need a two-to three-year college program in electronics, or a four-year apprenticeship program in electronic servicing and repair, or a high school diploma plus college courses in electronics and on-the-job training.
2. Trade certification for an electronic technician - consumer products is mandatory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in the rest of the provinces/territories except Quebec.
3. As a qualified electronics technician - consumer products, you may obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification that provides you with job mobility throughout the country.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
4. Industrial Arts (Electronics)
The average hourly wages for Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) is $19.98/HR, which is below average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.