A domestic appliance repair training program provides a general introduction of the troubleshooting practices and challenges of service technicians, appliance specialists and repair technicians. Specific topics include repair procedures for equipment such as washers, refrigerators and vacuum cleaners.
Companies prefer job applicants with at least a high school diploma or two-year apprenticeship certificate to fill a domestic appliance repairer vacancy, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) surveys. Employers favour individuals with relevant work experience, though.
According to the BLS, a novice domestic appliance repairer receives on-the-job training. Most employees undergo one or two years of training and working under the direction of experienced professionals, indicates O*Net OnLine. During training, domestic appliance repairers learn how to trace electrical circuits in equipment, disassemble appliances to determine causes of malfunctions and bill customers for repair work or collect cash payments.
According to O*Net OnLine, a domestic appliance repairer trainee gains expertise with tools such as equipment maintenance software and appliance diagnostics machinery.
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