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

  • Features of sporting equipment

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

  • Sporting equipment usage

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain equipment

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

  • Identify customer's needs

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

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Arrange equipment repairs

    Arrange for equipment repairs when necessary.

  • Follow trends in sporting equipment

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

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Maintain records of maintenance interventions

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

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

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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