Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) (NOC 2242)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies.

People in this occupation:

  • work for electronic service and retail companies, wholesale distributors and service departments of electronic manufacturing companies
Common job titles
  • installer / repairer, audiovisual (AV)
  • installer / repairer, electronic equipment
  • installer / repairer, fire / security alarms
  • installer / repairer, office machines
  • installer / repairer, photoelectric sorter
  • installer / repairer, public address (PA)


Electronic service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • install, maintain and repair household and business electronic equipment such as televisions, radios, video cassette recorders, stereo equipment, photocopiers, computers and peripherals
  • inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other electronic test instruments, tools and equipment
  • diagnose and locate circuit, component and equipment faults
  • adjust, align, replace or repair electronic equipment, assemblies and components following equipment manuals and schematics, and using soldering tools and other hand and power tools
  • complete work orders, test and maintenance reports
  • supervise other electronic equipment service technicians

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a conventional environment such as an office, hospital or school.
  • Work is done near or with equipment, instruments, machinery, power tools or hand tools that may be a source of accident or injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to electrical circuitry, high tension wires, transformers or other equipment that may be a source of electrical shock.

Examples of activities during which workers may be at risk:

  • installing or repairing electrical wiring, motors and generators
  • maintaining underground power transmission and distribution systems
  • operating semi-automatic electric arc welding equipment
  • repairing industrial electrical control systems and devices

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Red Seal trade certification allows for mobility between provinces. Advancement to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.