NOC 7332 – Appliance servicers and repairers



Appliance servicers and repairers service and repair domestic and commercial appliances. They are employed by repair shops, appliance service companies and repair departments of retail and wholesale establishments, or they may be self-employed.

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

Small electrical appliance servicers and repairers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Repair small electrical appliances, such as lawn and garden equipment and power tools
  • Consult customer or refer to work order to establish nature of the appliance malfunction
  • Observe operation of appliance and conduct voltage, resistance and other tests using electrical test equipment
  • Refer to schematic drawings or product manuals and replace or repair parts or components using hand tools and soldering equipment
  • Prepare estimates and written accounts of work performed.

Major appliance repairers/technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Repair major electrical or gas appliances, such as domestic and commercial dishwashing equipment, stoves, laundry equipment and refrigerators in customer’s home, in customer’s place of business or in repair shop
  • Consult customer or refer to work order to establish nature of the appliance malfunction
  • Diagnose faults by checking controls, condensers, timer sequences, fans and other components using test equipment such as meters and gauges to measure resistance, current, voltage, pressure, temperature, flue gases and flow rates
  • Refer to schematic diagrams or product manuals and disassemble appliance using hand tools
  • Use shop equipment and specialized diagnostic and programming apparatus to repair, adjust and reprogram appliances
  • Replace components and subcomponents and reassemble appliance using hand tools and soldering and brazing equipment
  • Prepare estimates and written accounts of work performed
  • May plan service routes.

Employment Requirements

  • Small appliance repairers usually require some specialized college or high school courses or several months of on-the-job training.
  • Major appliance repairers/technicians require some secondary school education and completion of a college program in appliance repair
    Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program in appliance repair.
  • Appliance service technician, or appliance serviceperson, trade certification is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • A provincial gas fitter licence, or gas appliance technician certificate, may be required for gas appliance service technicians.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified appliance service technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

All Titles

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  • domestic refrigerator repairerdomestic refrigerator repairman, domestic refrigerator repairwoman
  • domestic window air conditioner mechanic
  • domestic window air conditioner repairerdomestic window air conditioner repairman, domestic window air conditioner repairwoman
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  • electric dryer repairerelectric dryer repairman, electric dryer repairwoman
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  • gas appliance servicer – customer service
  • gas fireplace servicer
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  • household electrical appliance repairman/womanhousehold electrical appliance repairman, household electrical appliance repairwoman
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  • major electric appliance repairermajor electric appliance repairman, major electric appliance repairwoman, repairman, major electric household appliances, repairwoman, major electric household appliances
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  • portable electric household appliance repairer
  • power tool repairer
  • refrigerator repairerrefrigerator repairman, refrigerator repairwoman
  • refrigerator servicer
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  • repairer, electric lawn mowers
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  • repairer, major electric household appliances
  • repairer, portable electric household appliances
  • repairman/woman, electric stovesrepairman, electric stoves, repairwoman, electric stoves, stove repairman electric, stove repairwoman electric
  • service technician – electrical appliances
  • service technician – gas appliances
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  • stove repairerstove repairman, stove repairwoman
  • stove repairman/woman electric
  • stove serviceman/woman electric
  • vacuum cleaner repairervacuum cleaner repairman, vacuum cleaner repairwoman
  • vacuum cleaner repairman/woman
  • vacuum cleaner servicer
  • washing machine repairman/womanwashing machine repairman, washing machine repairwoman
  • washing machine servicer
  • window air conditioner mechanic
  • window air conditioner repairer
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