Office Equipment Technician

Office Equipment Technicians repair, test, and maintain office equipment such as copiers, faxes, video equipment and electronic control systems. Office Equipment Technicians also install new equipment and provide training regarding the use of the equipment.

Duties and tasks

  • Examines and tests office equipment periodically to make sure everything is in working order
  • Installs new equipment, such as electronic instruments and control systems
  • Maintains equipment logs regarding problems, repairs, calibrations and tests
  • Performs scheduled cleaning of office equipment
  • Provides training on the correct operating procedures of various office equipment
  • Repairs or replaces faulty equipment

Skills required

  • Experience in operating and repair electronic equipment
  • Good communication skills
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical principles
  • Strong attention to details

Working conditions

Office Equipment Technicians usually are employed by companies and work 40 hour weeks. Some technicians are self-employed and have flexible hours. Most technicians have to travel to various sites, unless working in a large organisation that needs a technician on site.

Professional associations / Industry information

National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)

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