Records management technicians (NOC 1253)

About this job

Records management technicians:

  • operate and maintain systems for the collection, classification, retrieval and retention of records, images, documents and information
  • work throughout the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • classifier, fingerprint / records
  • microfilm mounter / records searcher
  • technical indexer
  • technician, information management
  • technician, records / digitizing


Records management technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Implement and update records classification, retention and disposal scheduling plans
  • Classify, code, cross-reference, log and store records
  • Develop document inventories and maintain indexes for classification systems
  • Operate information retrieval systems to research and extract records according to established guidelines in response to requests
  • Label, prepare and transfer information files according to established records management life-cycle procedures and schedules
  • Maintain access lists for security classified records
  • Compile statistics and reports on activities within records management services.

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.