Other Repairers and Servicers

(NOC 7445)

in All Trades and Transportation

Other repairers and servicers include workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair and service a wide variety of products, such as cameras, scales, musical instruments, coin machines, vending machines, sporting goods and other miscellaneous products and equipment. They are employed by product specialty repair shops and service establishments.

Job Outlook

Limited

Read more

  • Estimate decline employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 5 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 3400 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2016

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “limited”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is below average when compared with other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent and jobseekers may face competition. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next few years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Repairers and Servicers most commonly work full-time hours. With employment conditions being seasonal in nature, periods of downtime or layoff throughout the year are fairly common.

The median employment income for 65% of Other Repairers and Servicers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $41,593. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$11.00

Minimum

$18.00

Median

$28.37

Maximum

Annual Pay

$4,789

Minimum

$33,763

Median

$70,590

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$20.35

Median

$34.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Other repairers and servicers include workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair and service a wide variety of products, such as cameras, scales, musical instruments, coin machines, vending machines, sporting goods and other miscellaneous products and equipment. They are employed by product specialty repair shops and service establishments.

Job duties

Repairers and servicers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Inspect products to determine the requirement for repair.
  • Repair or replace defective or worn out parts and components using hand, power or specially designed tools.
  • Test and adjust repaired products for proper functioning.
  • Perform routine maintenance.
  • May calibrate products using hand tools.

Sample job titles

  • airport equipment maintenance repairer
  • automotive maintenance equipment servicer
  • bicycle mechanic
  • camera repairer
  • fire equipment servicer
  • meter servicer
  • musical instrument repairer
  • security systems technician
  • sewing machine servicer - domestic
  • sports equipment repairer

Skills

You must be able to follow instructions and have good attention to detail.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education is usually required.
  • Completion of college or other courses relevant to a particular equipment or product repair or completion of several months of on-the-job training is usually required.

Other considerations

Some mobility may occur among workers in this group. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

365

employed in 2016

82.3%

employed full-time

12.3%

self employed

7.2%
Icons/female Created with Sketch.
92.8%
Icons/male Created with Sketch.
44.1

median age

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

57,925

employed in 2016

88.8%

employed full-time

12.7%

self employed

5.3%
Icons/female Created with Sketch.
94.7%
Icons/male Created with Sketch.
46.8

median age

Where will I likely work?

49.4%

Halifax

16.9%

Annapolis Valley

13.3%

Southern

13.3%

Northern

8.4%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

23.7%

Retail Trade

19.7%

Other Services

6.6%

Wholesale Trade

5.3%

Information, Culture & Recreation

5.3%

Utilities

What is the age of Employment?

27.0%

45-54

21.6%

25-34

16.2%

65+

13.5%

55-64

13.5%

15-24

8.1%

35-44

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

34.1%

45-54

33.0%

35-44

18.7%

55-64

13.2%

25-34

Top levels of education

38.0%

High school

N/A
21.5%

College certificate or diploma

N/A
16.5%

Trades certificate

N/A
15.2%

Less than high school

N/A
3.8%

Bachelor's degree

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.4%

Trades certificate

$40,890 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$28,089 median annual income
22.6%

College certificate or diploma

$39,023 median annual income
18.2%

Less than high school

$25,753 median annual income
2.7%

Bachelor's degree

$36,972 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus

50 Elliott Road

Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0

(902) 825-3491

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

PO Box 550, 1 Main Street

Springhill, NS B0M 1X0

(902) 597-3737

Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus

21 Woodlawn Road

Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7

(902) 491-4900

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

372 Pleasant Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2

(902) 742-3501

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

(902) 678-7341

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

75 High Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8

(902) 543-4608

Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus

5685 Leeds Street

Halifax, NS B3K 2T3

(902) 491-6722

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

(902) 752-2002

Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus

PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road

Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

(902) 875-8640

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

226 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2

(902) 625-2380

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6J7

(902) 563-2450

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

36 Arthur Street

Truro, NS B2N 1X5

(902) 893-5385

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

No contacts were found under this occupation profile

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

Job postings

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Worker – FULL TIME

Biomedical Engineering Technologist - Biomedical Engineering

Utilityworker I (Shift)

HANDY MAN

Beer-dispensing equipment repairer

Biomedical Engineering Technologist - Biomedical Engineering

ROOFING TECH WANTED

handy man need to lay laminate flooring

snow shoveller - grounds maintenance

View all job postings