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 breakdowns
refer to manufacturers' service manuals
talk to machine operators to assess faults
find faults in electrical and electronic machines by using special instruments such as voltmeters, resistance meters and oscilloscopes, and repair or replace faulty parts or wiring
reassemble equipment and test it to determine whether it is working properly
advise users of correct operating methods to prevent breakdowns
keep 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.