Appliance Repair Technician Job Description

Appliance Repair Technician Job Description

Appliance Repair Technician Job Overview

Appliance repair technicians diagnose the source of problems or malfunctions with household appliances and repairs them. They use hand and power tools to troubleshoot, disassemble, fix, and install a variety of home appliances, including dishwashers, ovens, washing machines, and more. Additionally, they keep up-to-date with new appliances, technologies, and installation methods. They are technical problem-solvers, familiar with reading appliance manuals to solve complex problems, and possess excellent customer service and communication skills to help customers understand what needs to be fixed or maintained, and why. Depending on the job, appliance repair technicians will field service calls at customers' homes and businesses, or work in repair shops. They typically work full-time, with some weekends and early and late shifts to cover emergency repairs.

Appliance Repair Technician Job Template

Appliance Repair Technician Job Summary

We’re looking for a professional appliance repair technician to help us solve problems for our clients. You’ll be responsible for visiting customers’ homes and businesses, assessing their home appliance problems, and referencing manuals to solve complex issues and repair them. You’ll also be asked to install new appliances. The ideal candidate has the technical skills to quickly identify and isolate problems, stays up-to-date on new appliances, and has strong communication skills to explain what needs to be repaired and replaced, and why. Ready to join our growing appliance repair company? Start your application today!


Ashburn, VA

Appliance Repair Technician Responsibilities

  • Execute maintenance and installation of home appliances
  • Diagnose and repair home appliance problems
  • Estimate costs of appliance installation, repairs, and services to customers
  • Fulfill preventative maintenance and warranty services on home appliances
  • Read and apply manufacturer manuals
  • Test newly installed appliance components to ensure proper function
  • Teach customers how to properly use their home appliances
  • Enter completed home appliance repair projects and the parts used into database

Appliance Repair Technician Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTeC) or associate’s degree from a technical or vocational appliance repair job training program and 1+ years experience in the field required
  • EPA 608 refrigerant recovery certification to work on air conditioners and refrigerators
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to move heavy and large appliances and excellent dexterity
  • Candidate must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and customer-service skills

Appliance Repair Technician Compensation

$46,802 (National Average)


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