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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.
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- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) in Campbellton--Miramichi Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Electronic Service Technicians finding employment are considered to be good in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Electronic Service Technicians may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium occupational group with a labour force of 180.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. The few advertised vacancies in this occupational group have been for computer repair technicians and security system installation and service. Many household electronic items are less expensive than in years past, resulting in consumers opting to replace items instead of repairing. This has affected some areas of demand for technicians. Technicians are still in demand by service centers contracted by manufacturers to meet waranty repair needs. This involves work on higher end household items such as computers, televisions and sound systems and often requires technicians to have specific brand name service experience.
Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: other services, retail trade, wholesale trade as well as information, culture and recreation.
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2012
- According to its owner, the seafood plant Pêcheries GEM, which was placed last month under the protection of the law on bankruptcy and insolvency, will overcome its difficulties (available in French only)
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