Author Topic: I'm Justin, a potential tech.  (Read 770 times)

Offline jcampbe6

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I'm Justin, a potential tech.
« on: March 18, 2014, 05:46:42 PM »
Hey everybody, Justin here.

I'm a first year student at university studying Mechanical Engineering, but my worry for being burdened with a desk job has pushed me to pursue Appliance Repair.

As you've probably guessed, I'm new to the forums, and the idea of becoming an Appliance Repair Tech. I live in Canada, and am currently pursuing an apprenticeship program to give me the best training I feel I can get.

I hate to ask for advice during an introduction, and I do feel as though I've done sufficient research, but what do YOU, as an Appliance Repairman/woman, feel as though a noobie should know about the field?

Thanks everybody, and hope to see you around on the forums. If you think you could help me out on my pursuit to happiness, please message me. Any advice is good advice.

Offline afterblast

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Re: I'm Justin, a potential tech.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 08:57:10 PM »
make sure your comfortable reading wiring diagrams, and that you understand how to use your meter.. and all your tools for that matter..
be prepared to learn as fast as you can, keep an open mind about problems, and prepare to be frustrated, challenged, and entertained. also remember that people skills are just as important as tech skills.

Offline wildimaginations

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Re: I'm Justin, a potential tech.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 12:39:29 AM »
Learn all you can.  Hook up with someone with experience in this field.  Expect about 5 years of on the job training before you can consider yourself a qualified appliance tech.  Learn how to talk to the customers.  And by all means, have fun.  Life is too short to be boring!!!

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