Vending machine servicers maintain, repair and replenish machines that dispense goods such as drinks, confectionery and tickets.
Duties & Tasks
Vending machine servicers may perform the following tasks:replenish vending machine products, including drinks and food
study product manuals or specifications to keep up to date with new technologies and learn about individual vending machines
perform routine maintenance to keep vending machines in good working condition by regularly oiling moving parts, replacing worn components and keeping essential parts clean
perform breakdown maintenance on call-out when a vending machine fails
determine machine problems by talking to customers to find out the nature of the faults and examining the vending machine to find causes
repair or replace damaged parts, including refrigeration components and worn bearings and cogs, by soldering cracked or broken housings and replacing broken or faulty parts, then reassembling the machine to test that it works
clear money from machines, account for money collected and check monitoring systems
arrange for removal and replacement of vending machines that cannot be repaired on site.
Vending machine servicers may work indoors or outdoors, but they usually work under cover. They will often be mobile and move to different locations each day in response to breakdown calls, or to perform on-site maintenance. They may also work in a workshop performing maintenance or repairs on vending machines that have either broken down or been returned from on-site lease.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good hand-eye coordination
aptitude for electronics
literacy and numeracy skills.