Technician Jobs

Technician Job Overview

Maintenance technicians may work in several locations throughout a typical workday as they strive to solve problems and complete a number of tasks to maintain multiple buildings. They work in real estate, manufacturing, government, health care, social assistance and education. Technicians troubleshoot a variety of methods to fix problems. The most common job duties of a technician may include:

  • Maintaining machines, equipment, and buildings
  • Repairing machines and equipment when they have problems
  • Troubleshooting electrical devices and switches
  • Fixing electrical devices and switches
  • Performing preventative maintenance on a routine basis
  • Assembling machines
  • Setting up equipment
  • Planning repairs by implementing diagrams, computer images, or blueprint designs
  • Making and maintaining detailed records of completed work

Candidates who have a lot of patience and can work well by themselves may thrive as technicians. Technicians need to have strong dexterity, stellar customer service skills and excellent problem solving skills.

Technician Job Education Requirements

Most technician positions require candidates have at least a high school education. Few positions require that workers attain a higher education than that. However, technicians who wish to specialize and stand in the running for the best jobs should obtain training at a vocational school or trade school. Mechanical certifications are necessary for work with certain kinds of equipment.

Rather than achieving a high level of education, it’s more common for technicians to receive a great deal of on-the-job training, so they may start in entry-level maintenance worker positions and then work their way up to higher-paying jobs as their skill levels increase. Other maintenance jobs to consider are installation repair supervisor jobs or electrical maintenance supervisor jobs.

Technician Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a rather steady growth in the demand for technicians. In fact, it estimates a growth of 9 percent in technician jobs, which is around the same rate of increase for all occupations. There are currently around 1,325,100 Americans working as technicians, and that number is estimated to rise to around 1,450,300 in 2022. That means that 125,200 or so new technician jobs will be created.

Technician Job Salary Information

Technicians earned a median annual salary of $35,210 in 2012. The top earners who worked as technicians earned more than $57,260 per year, while the lowest earners in the position earned under $20,920. Those who stick with this career path should be able to command a higher salary as they improve their skills and gain more experience to bulk up their resumes.

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Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
A global provider of industrial automation and information solutions is currently seeking a Engineering Technician in the Batavia, OH. This is a 1 YEAR CONTRACT position with the possibility of extension. Local candidates only, no per diem available. Responsibilities for the Technician Responsible for assisting the engineering department in researching parts and parts vendors to create part numb...
Freedom Graphic Systems, a national Direct Mail Company based in Milton, WI has openings in our Press Department. Freedom is a high volume producer of Direct Mail Solutions. We offer opportunities in a solid company that has an excellent record of growth and stability. EXPERIENCED PRESSMEN We are seeking experienced pressmen to work full time in our Press department and in our offline finishing ...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
A well-established commercial HVAC Company is actively seeking an experienced HVAC Service Technician for jobsites and clients throughout the Southern California area. This position would be responsible for the Los Angeles area, but might also be dispatched to surrounding counties (Orange, Riverside, and/or San Bernardino). We are looking for an individual currently living in or around the Los Ang...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
3 Manufacturing Technicians are needed immediately for a leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area. Qualified candidates must have 2+ years of manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry and the ability to work a production shift schedule of 12 hours per shift as well as every other weekend. Candidates should also have the availability to...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Description Engineers-Technicians- Semiconductors AAS / BS / MS & PHD’S We are seeking ENGINEERS / SCIENTISTS (AAS/BS/MS/PHD) with knowledge in one or more of the following Materials Science areas to work in our client’s Microelectronics Research Laboratories located in New York State. Recent Grads considered. Work will involve hands-on laboratory and cleanroom work on the processing, fabricati...
HVAC Technicians needed for immediate openings with our client in the Paterson NJ area. This position is responsible for servicing, troubleshooting, and cleaning of heating and cooling equipment and related products. Experience handling refrigerants and other regulated chemicals and a EPA Universal certification are also highly sought after. Please apply and call today for more information and imm...
Facility Technician/ Equipment Technician We are currently hiring for a facility technician/equipment technician for a growing manufacturing in Livermore, Ca. We are looking for a candidate with equipment and facilities maintenance background. Pay rate: $20-$25 DOE Responsibilities: •Troubleshooting and repair of semiconductor manufacturing tools in all fab areas. •Track, log and perform prev...
A great temp-to-hire opportunity to gain a foot-hold in the local facility of a well-established global corporation. Customer has an immediate need! This position will perform color matches, physical properties evaluations, and work on formulation projects as well as provide on-site support for coatings when necessary. Qualifications include: Bachelor's or associates degree in science or engineeri...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
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*TOP JOB* MATERIAL PROCESSING TECHNICIAN TRS is seeking a detail-oriented, hands-on material processing technician who is capable of handling multiple tasks. The position involves ceramic synthesis/batching and crystal growth. The position may also involve ceramic / crystal machining and sample test. Weight lifting over 70lb may be required. High school or associate degree is required. A...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...

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Electronic Technician

Salaries

$27,040.00 - $65,280.00
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(326 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Associates
47%
Some College Coursework Completed
18%
Bachelor's
14.7%
High School
8.3%
Vocational
6.9%
Certification
4.6%
(217 Respondents)
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