What does a Appliance Service Technician (445A) do?

Appliance Service Technicians install, repair, service, and maintain a variety of domestic appliances and household products.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading and interpreting work orders, diagrams, specifications, and manuals to prepare job
  • Safely using hand and power tools, measuring devices, and testing equipment to diagnose problems and verify/test corrective actions taken
  • Performing customer service functions including resolving business enquiries, preparing cost estimates, cleaning and inspecting work sites, and demonstrating operation of the products
  • Selecting/inspecting refrigeration sealed systems equipment; recovery equipment; measuring devices; and soldering, brazing, and welding equipment for domestic appliances
  • Diagnosing, maintaining, adjusting, and repairing electronic control and component systems, natural gas systems, electrical systems, incoming water and water discharge systems, static and forced air systems, and sealed systems of domestic appliances
  • Developing knowledge of environmental legislation, hazardous materials, codes of practice, and domestic appliance product standards; keeping up-to-date with new technologies and regulatory changes
  • Effectively working and communicating with co-workers and customers

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma with math, drafting, electronics, chemistry or physics, and English credits; enrolment in OYAP may be an asset
  • Completion of a 6,000-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Appliance Service Technician (445A)?

  • Full-time 40-hour week; some on-call and weekend work
  • Physical stamina required for working with large appliances
  • Presentable appearance, good attitude, and courteous manner essential for home repairs; small appliances often repaired in comfortable shop
  • Employers include small or large repair shops, appliance manufacturers, and gas and utility companies; some technicians may be self-employed

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $25.00-$38.00 per hour. 


Appliance Service Technician (445A)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good hand-eye coordination? Do you enjoy working with your hands and mind?
Do you like working with different tools and equipment? Do you enjoy working on different jobs daily?
Are you able to read blueprints and measurements accurately? Do you have basic math skills?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?
Do you have a valid driver’s license? Do you have good customer service skills?
Are you reliable, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Appliance Service Technician (445A) may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Electronics Repairer
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioner Technician
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

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