Appliance repair technician: a budding profession

Appliance repair technicians are the experts you call if there’s a problem with your washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, oven, cooktop, microwave, garbage disposal, air conditioner, dehumidifier or air purifier. 
At Ateliers G. Paquette Inc. in Montreal, this is precisely what we specialize in. We offer appliance repair and parts replacement services throughout Quebec. That’s why our technicians are the right people to let you know about this budding profession. 


What does the job involve?

Appliance repair technicians need extensive mechanical and electrical skills. Plus, since a breakdown can occur at any time, this job requires you to have flexible working hours. This means you may have to travel to your customer’s homes on weekends and evenings.


Additionally, here are some of key tasks repair technicians perform:


  • Test the appliance (if possible) and diagnose the problem
  • Provide quotes
  • Explain the situation to the customer
  • Order the appropriate parts and replace those that no longer work
  • Make any necessary adjustments
  • Repair the appliance safely according to the manufacturer's specifications


What kind of training is required?

You’ll need a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) to become an appliance repair technician. A1350-hour program is given by one school: the Antoine-de-St-Exupéry vocational training center in Montreal. The best part is, you'll be ready to enter the job market in about a year. That said, ongoing training is needed to stay up to date with the latest technology, which is sure to keep you on your toes.


What are the job prospects?

According to Emploi-Québec, the job prospects for an appliance repair technician are good. After all, everyone has appliances, and they’re bound to break down at some point. You should have no problem finding work independently or with appliance stores, manufacturers or repair shops like ours.


Ateliers G. Paquette Inc., a great employer offering unmatched service

The Ateliers G. Paquette Inc. teams in Montreal, Quebec City and Repentigny are appliance repair and parts experts. If you choose a career as an appliance repair technician, you may end up joining our dynamic team. In the meantime, if your refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler or cooktop breaks down, you know who to contact.