What does a Electronics Service Technician (416E) do?

Electronics Service Technicians specialize in repairing electronic equipment such as radio and television receivers, stereo components, video cameras, video and audio tape recorders, two-way radio communication systems, and bio-medical systems.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Interacting with customers to determine source of equipment problems; performing diagnostic checks to locate source of malfunctions
  • Using multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes, and other equipment to inspect and test electronic equipment, components, and assemblies
  • Diagnosing and locating circuits, components, and equipment faults
  • Reading and interpreting equipment manuals and drawings
  • Adjusting, aligning, replacing, or repairing parts
  • Maintaining records including work orders and test/maintenance reports
  • Accessing and distributing product information electronically via e-mail, databases, and online

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma with math, English, and science credits; electrical courses an asset
  • Completion of 8,000-hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training

What's Your Future as a Electronics Service Technician (416E)?

  • Employed by businesses; may advance to supervisory positions or open own shop
  • Usually work 40 hours/week in comfortable indoor shop
  • Employers include independent TV/stereo repair shops, retail operations, box chains, and self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $26.15-$40.00 per hour.


Electronics Service Technician (416E)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Can you see colours? Do you have good hand-eye coordination?
Do you enjoy problem-solving and coming up with a solution?
Do you have good communicating, verbal, and writing 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?
Are you willing to travel for work? Do you have a valid driver’s license?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Electronics Service Technician (416E) may be for you!

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