Electronic Service Technician
ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade
Electronic Service Technicians perform service and repairs on household and business electronics equipment including televisions, radios, VCRs, stereo equipment, photocopiers, and computers. They inspect and test electronic equipment using multimeters, circuit testers, ocsilloscopes, logic probes, and other electronic tools and testers.
They diagnose and locate faults in circuits, equipment and components, follow manual schematics to repair and replace components, and use soldering and other hand and power tools. Electronic Service Technicians must pay close attention to safety.
Education, Training, Experience and Skills Required:
- grade 12 education or ministry-approved equivalent
- grade 10 students may apply to the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and gain work hours towards their overall apprenticeship
- completion of a four year apprenticeship program
- recommended high school courses include: English, mathematics, physics, design technology, electronics, computer sciences or engineering
- to be successful, you should have good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, normal colour vision, good hand-eye coordination, and enjoy keeping up to date on changes in technology. You must enjoy working with customers and answering their questions and enjoy solving problems and finding solutions.
How to Get Trade Certification (Voluntary):
- complete a four year apprenticeship program
- complete the terms of the Apprenticeship Contract to receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship
- pass the exam to receive your Certificate of Qualification with journeyperson status
- smart move: get Interprovincial (Red Seal) Trade Certification to work anywhere in Canada
Other Related Trades:
- Appliance Service Technician
- Computer Service Technician
- Technical Sales Specialist
- Instrumentation Technician
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Where Do They Work?
- Electronics service establishments
- Retail and wholesale distributors
- Within service departments of manufacturing companies
- Large institutions (eg. school boards)
- Some are self-employed
Range from $14.00 to $24.00 per hour; Unionized wages and places offering commissions may vary