Profession power tool repair technician

Power tool repair technicians identify defects and repair electrically powered tools such as drills, chainsaws, lawn mowers and grinding machines. They disassemble, test and replace defective parts in tools. Power tools repair technicians advise customers on maintenance products and methods for their equipment. They may sell such products.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mechanical tools

    Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Advise on equipment maintenance

    Advise customers on the appropriate products, methods and, if necessary, interventions to ensure proper maintenance and prevent premature damage of an object or an installation.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Provide customer information related to repairs

    Inform customers about necessary repairs or replacements, discuss products, services and costs, include accurate technical information.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Disassemble machines

    Disassemble machines following defined procedures and inventory for the suitable handling of parts. Ensure that machines can be reassembled following disassembly.

  • Disassemble engines

    Disassemble internal combustion engines, generators, pumps, transmissions and other components of mechanical equipment.

  • Maintain records of maintenance interventions

    Keep written records of all repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, including information on the parts and materials used, etc.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Calibrate electronic instruments

    Correct and adjust the reliability of an electronic instrument by measuring output and comparing results with the data of a reference device or a set of standardised results. This is done in regular intervals which are set by the manufacturer and using calibration devices.

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Repair power tools

    Provide repair and routine level checks for power tools, such as engine tune-ups, oil changes, repair engine failures, repair mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions or body damage and replace parts and components.

  • Use wire hand tools

    Be able to use wire hand tools, such as crimp tools, cable strippers, and cable cutters.

  • Use repair manuals

    Apply the information, such as periodic maintenance charts, step by step repair instructions, troubleshooting information and overhaul procedures to perform routine maintenance and repairs.

  • Use specialised tools in electric repairs

    Use of a variety of specialised tools, instruments and machines, such as presses, drills and grinders; employ them to carry out repairs in a safety manner.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Provide customer follow-up services

    Register, follow-up, solve and respond to customer requests, complaints and after-sales services.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate grinding hand tools assist customers repair battery components sharpen edged tools maintain professional administration ensure compliance with warranty contracts administer appointments apply technical communication skills negotiate supplier arrangements apply soldering techniques maintain work area cleanliness maintain relationship with suppliers lubricate engines issue sales invoices maintain edged hand tools manage a small-to-medium business sell power tools manage schedule of tasks develop professional network order supplies principles of mechanical engineering keep stock records