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 an average of $27.88-$38.00 per hour.


Recreational Vehicle Technician (690H)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have a good mechanical aptitude, good vision and enjoy learning about and fixing different systems and components?
Do you have good reading, writing, measuring and problem-solving skills?
Are you a continual learner?
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 able to travel for work?
Do you have a clean and valid driver’s license?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Recreational Vehicle Technician (690H) may be for you!

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