Appliance Repair Technician Job Description

Updated on: April 26, 2018

Position Overview

Working as an appliance repair technician means that you have to be a technical individual so that you can handle repair and troubleshooting activities on a wide variety of appliances.

Depending on what your specific job placement is, you may be required to work on household appliances or those used in commercial settings.


To be considered an eligible candidate for an appliance repair technician position, you do not need more than a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Prior experience in this capacity will be given preference over hiring someone who is new to this work.

Even if you have held an apprenticeship position previously, you will be considered high for this job. As an appliance repair technician, you need to possess knowledge of the several tools and equipment that is used in performing this work. In addition to this, you have to be physically dexterous, as you might often be required to perform a lot of activities that require physical stamina and grit. Also, it is imperative for appliance repair technicians to know the work inside out, and keep abreast of new technologies in this capacity.

As an appliance repair technician, you may be required to perform some or all of the duties listed below:

Appliance Repair Technician Duties & Responsibilities

• Confer with clients to determine their specific appliance repair and maintenance requirements.

• Examine appliances to determine problems associated with parts and motors, and make initial observations about issues.

• Disassemble or pull apart appliances to assess issues associated with parts and motors, and establish requirements for maintenance work.

• Provide clients with information on required work on their appliances, and calculate and present cost estimates.

• Trace problems by followings electrical patterns, and conduct tests to determine issues and reasons for the breakdown.

• Replace worn out or defective parts, ensuring that new ones are put in according to manufacturer’s instructions.

• Reassemble appliances or units once repairs have been completed, and make required adjustments.

• Determine need for maintenance work, ensuring that maintenance requirements are communicated to clients.

• Clean equipment and parts, to ensure that they remain in good repair and conditions.

• Provide recommendations regarding whether repair or replacement of appliance or parts is a better choice.

• Create and maintain the inventory of parts and equipment, and communicate low stock situations to the supervisor.

• Observe appliances during operation, both before and after repair and maintenance work has been performed on them.

• Create and maintain records of all repair and maintenance work done within a shift.