Business Equipment Technician

Business Equipment Technicians install, commission, maintain, repair and service computers, document centres, fax machines, photocopiers, cash registers, typewriters and other electronic commercial and office machines. They may also undertake networking of devices.

Personal requirements of Business Equipment Technicians may include:

  • Problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Good hand-eye coordination

Business Equipment Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Carry out regular inspections and maintenance of machines to prevent breakdowns
  • Refer to manufacturers' service manuals
  • Talk to machine operators to assess faults
  • Test machines, make adjustments and repair or replace faulty parts
  • Find faults in electrical and electronic machines by using special instruments such as voltmeters, resistance meters and oscilloscopes, and repair or replace faulty parts or wiring
  • Reassemble equipment and test to determine whether it is working properly
  • Advise users of correct operating methods to prevent breakdowns
  • Keep accurate records and documentation as required

This career requires an apprenticeship or certificate qualification.