Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Unit Group

2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)

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. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

Example Titles

  • alarm system technician
  • audio-video service technician
  • computer service technician
  • electronic service technician apprentice
  • electronic service technician supervisor
  • field service technician, electronic products
  • office equipment service technician
  • photocopy machine technician
  • radio and television service technician
  • satellite antenna servicer
View all titles

Main duties


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
  • May supervise other electronic equipment service technicians.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in electronics
    or
    Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in electronic servicing and repair
    or
    Completion of high school or college courses in electronics and on-the-job training is required.
  • Trade certification for electronic technician, consumer products is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
  • Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available to qualified electronics technicians, consumer products.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title of Professional Technologist.

Additional information

  • Red Seal trade certification allows for interprovincial mobility.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Classified elsewhere

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2241)
  • Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers (7246)