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Appliance Repair

Home appliance repairers fix household appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines
Appliance Repair
Always had a knack for fixing things? How about getting paid to do it?
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Learn how to do something everyone needs!, Put your handyman skills to use, Learn a skill that will allow you to start your own business!

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Appliance Mechanic, Appliance Repair Mechanic, Appliance Repair Technician (Appliance Repair Tech), Appliance Service Technician, Appliance Technician (Appliance Tech), Repair Man, Repair Technician, Service Technician (Service Tech), Vacuum Repairer
At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Appliance Mechanic, Appliance Repair Mechanic, Appliance Repair Technician (Appliance Repair Tech), Appliance Service Technician, Appliance Technician (Appliance Tech), Repair Man, Repair Technician, Service Technician (Service Tech), Vacuum Repairer
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Your Typical Day:

  • Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment.
  • Observe and examine appliances during operation to detect specific malfunctions such as loose parts or leaking fluid.
  • Talk to customers or refer to work orders to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
  • Refer to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides to diagnose and repair problems.
  • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
  • Replace worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
  • Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
  • Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
  • Respond to emergency calls for problems such as gas leaks.
  • Service and repair domestic electrical or gas appliances, such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 77/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 75/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 61/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 60/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 60/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 59/100

  • Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. 55/100

  • Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 50/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 48/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 42/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Socket attachments and accessories
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Retaining ring pliers
  • Pipe or tube cutter
  • Hex keys
  • Carbon monoxide analyzer
  • Multimeters
  • Mobile phones
  • Screwdrivers
  • Cold chisels
  • Chemical hose
  • Tube brushes
  • Bearing fitting tool kits
  • Temperature gauge
  • Dollies
  • Utility knives
  • Notebook computers
  • Soldering iron
  • Socket sets
  • Power drills
  • Explosimeters
  • Electronic funds transfer point of sale equipment
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Inspection mirror
  • Precision file
  • Minivans or vans
  • Cleaning brushes
  • Locking pliers
  • Vacuum gauges
  • Spanner wrenches
  • Refrigerant compressors
  • Heat guns
  • Gas gauges
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
  • Leak testing equipment
  • Acoustic sensors
  • Ratchets
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Tablet computers
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