Commercial Laundry Repair Technician

  • Commercial Laundry Repair Technician

    Occupation Tasks

    • Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
    • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
    • Service and repair commercial electrical and/or gas appliances such as clothes washers, and dryers.
    • Replace worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
    • Talk to customers or refer to work orders in order to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
    • Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed.
    • Record maintenance and repair work performed on appliances.
    • Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
    • Maintain stocks of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances.
    • Clean and reinstall parts.
    • Observe and examine appliances during operation to detect specific malfunctions such as loose parts or leaking fluid.
    • Observe and test operation of appliances following installation, and make any initial installation adjustments that are necessary.
    • Refer to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides in order to diagnose and repair problems.
    • Instruct customers regarding operation and care of appliances, and provide information such as emergency service numbers.
    • Assemble new or reconditioned appliances.
    • Clean, lubricate, and touch up minor defects on newly installed or repaired appliances.

    Occupational Requirements

    • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
    • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
    • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
    • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

    Worker Requirements

    • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
    • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
    • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
    • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Worker Characteristics

    • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
    • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    Worker Characteristics

    • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
    • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
    • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

    Worker Requirements

    • Customer and Personal Service - 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.
    • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
    • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.



    • Required Level of Education - Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
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