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 $14.00-$25.00 per hour. Some shops pay commission (40-60% of total labour cost) instead of salary.

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