Business equipment technicians install, commission, maintain, repair and service computers, document centres, fax machines, photocopiers, cash registers and other electronic commercial and office machines. They may also undertake networking of devices.
Duties & Tasks
Business equipment technicians may perform the following tasks:carry out regular inspections and maintenance of machines to prevent breakdownsrefer to manufacturers' service manualstalk to machine operators to assess faultsfind faults in electrical and electronic machines by using special instruments such as voltmeters, resistance meters and oscilloscopes, and repair or replace faulty parts or wiringreassemble equipment and test it to determine whether it is working properlyadvise users of correct operating methods to prevent breakdownskeep accurate records and documentation as required.
Business equipment technicians work in repair workshops or travel to clients' offices. They may need to lift heavy equipment.
- enjoy working with electrical, electronic and mechanical systems enjoy solving practical problems good hand-eye coordination good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision good communication skills enjoy customer service enjoy working with computers attention to detail.