Computer Repairer Technician Job Description

The Computer Repairer Technician repairs, maintains, or installs computers.

Tasks for the Computer Repairer Technician

  • The Computer Repairer Technician converses with customers in order to determine details of equipment problems.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician reassembles computers after making repairs or replacing parts.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician must travel to customers’ stores or offices to service their computer or to provide emergency repair service.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician reinstalls software programs or adjusts settings on existing software in order to fix computer malfunctions.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician advises customers concerning equipment operation, maintenance and programming.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician tests new systems in order to ensure that they are in working order.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician assembles the computers according to specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring devices.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician operates machines in order to test functioning of parts and mechanisms.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician maintains records of equipment maintenance work and repairs.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician installs and configures new equipment, including operating software and peripheral equipment.

Computer Repairer Technician knowledge requirements

The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs, assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques procedures, and equipment t the design and production of various goods and services. The Computer Repairer Technician needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individual and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Skill requirements for the Computer Repairer Technician

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to repair machines or systems using the needed tools.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to install equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related document.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the skill to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician performs routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician selects and uses training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning and teaching new things.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician often trains the office staff or others how to maintain the computer system for minor repairs or in case of a reboot problem.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • The Computer Repairer Technician needs the ability to tell when something is wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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