What does a Recreational Vehicle Technician (690H) do?

Recreation Vehicle (RV) Technicians service and repair recreational vehicles including fifth wheels, truck campers, trailers, and motor homes.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Examining vehicles and assessing the extent of repairs
  • Inspecting and testing functional units, wiring, piping, and related components
  • Diagnosing problems and locating failures within electrical, trailer brake, battery and charging systems, air conditioning systems, heaters, pumps, plumbing, and propane gas lines
  • Preparing cost estimates, parts requisitions, and work plans
  • Effectively communicating with customers and service managers about RV functioning
  • Reading vehicle manuals and consulting with manufacturers to confirm vehicle specifications
  • Removing, repairing, and replacing exterior panels and structural frames
  • Installing accessories including air conditioning units, TV antennas, and awnings
  • Performing final inspections of units prior to delivery

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent; math, science, and English credits an asset
  • OYAP, co-op, or technical credits in electrical systems or mechanics would be helpful
  • Completion of 7,000-hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Recreational Vehicle Technician (690H)?

  • Standard 40-hour work week with possibility of shift, evening, weekend, or holiday work
  • Seasonal work, usually in indoors repair shop; may need to lift loads weighing up to 25 kg
  • Employers include RV dealerships, repair shops, and manufacturers

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $26.00 per hour, depending on location.

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