Skip navigation

Home Appliance Repairers

Also called: Appliance Technician (Appliance Tech), Repair Technician, Service Technician (Service Tech), Vacuum Repairer

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • dESCO ESC
  • Parts database software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training Find Certifications Find Licenses Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$38,160
$23,170
$61,660
Check out my state Local Salary Info Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about home appliance repairers.