Other Repairers and Servicers

(NOC 7445)

in All Trades and Transportation

Other repairers and servicers include workers who repair and service a wide variety of products like cameras, scales, musical instruments, coin machines, vending machines, sporting goods and other miscellaneous products and equipment. They work for product specialty repair shops and service companies.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 45 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 205 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4385 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Repairers and Servicers most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 64% 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

$13.00

Minimum

$18.70

Median

$36.39

Maximum

Annual Pay

$4,789

Minimum

$33,763

Median

$70,590

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$13.50

Minimum

$27.25

Median

$35.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Other repairers and servicers include workers who repair and service a wide variety of products like cameras, scales, musical instruments, coin machines, vending machines, sporting goods and other miscellaneous products and equipment. They work for product specialty repair shops and service companies.

Job duties

Repairers and servicers:

  • Inspect products to determine the repair requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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

415

employed in 2016

81.9%

employed full-time

13.3%

self employed

6.0%
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94%
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44.1

median age

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

57,925

employed in 2016

85.9%

employed full-time

11.8%

self employed

5.3%
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94.7%
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46.8

median age

Where will I likely work?

48.8%

Halifax

16.7%

Annapolis Valley

13.1%

Southern

13.1%

North Shore

8.3%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

23.7%

Retail trade

19.7%

Other services (except public administration)

11.8%

Manufacturing

6.6%

Wholesale trade

5.3%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

What is the age of Employment?

22.0%

55-64

21.0%

45-54

20.0%

25-34

17.0%

35-44

15.0%

15-24

6.0%

65+

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

24.4%

45-54

22.1%

55-64

17.7%

35-44

17.7%

25-34

10.9%

15-24

Top levels of education

38.6%

High school

$29,595 median annual income
20.5%

College certificate or diploma

$40,762 median annual income
16.9%

Less than high school

$19,185 median annual income
15.7%

Trades certificate

$59,972 median annual income
4.8%

Bachelor's degree

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.2%

Trades certificate

$46,494 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$31,260 median annual income
22.3%

College certificate or diploma

$42,050 median annual income
18.7%

Less than high school

$28,319 median annual income
2.8%

Bachelor's degree

$30,527 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

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 - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

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