Profession sports equipment repair technician

Sports equipment repair technicians maintain and repair recreational sports equipment such as tennis rackets, archery tools and camping equipment. They use specialised hand tools or mechanical tools to restore damaged parts.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Sporting equipment usage

    Have knowledge of the correct operation and maintenance of sporting equipment.

  • Features of sporting equipment

    Types of sporting, fitness and recreational equipment and sporting supplies and their characteristics.

Skills

  • Maintain records of maintenance interventions

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

  • Provide customer follow-up services

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

  • Maintain equipment

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

  • Follow trends in sporting equipment

    Follow material developments and trends within a specific sport. Keep up-to-date about athletes, gear and equipment manufacturers.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • 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.

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

    Conduct routine maintenance on equipment. Recognise and identify minor defects in equipment and make repairs if appropriate.

  • Use power tools

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

  • 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.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Arrange equipment repairs

    Arrange for equipment repairs when necessary.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep stock records keep records of customer interaction manage schedule of tasks use wire hand tools apply technical communication skills maintain professional administration maintain relationship with suppliers liaise with suppliers of sporting equipment assist customers issue sport equipment manage a small-to-medium business advise customers on type of sporting equipment for specific purposes maintain work area cleanliness issue sales invoices negotiate supplier arrangements lift heavy weights