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Field Service Technician

Service and repair systems, appliances and heavy equipment.
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What's it like to be a Field Service Technician?

Field Service Technicians are mobile repair and service providers. They often work with products that can’t be easily transported because of their size or interconnectivity with other systems. Field Service Technicians often service home-based equipment, such as appliances, televisions, security systems, air conditioners and computers. They also sometimes work on heavy equipment, such as farm equipment, diesel engines, factory machines and computer networks.

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Tasks and duties

  • Meet with clients to understand what kind of service they require.
  • Prepare quotes, invoices and receipts.
  • Record service notes.
  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge of products and equipment.
  • Keep up with industry trends, and new products or services.
  • Find opportunities to upsell and cross-sell.
  • Acquire new clients.
  • Order and install new parts.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists when necessary.
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How to become a Field Service Technician


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The qualification required to work as a Service Technician will depend on the industry or type of equipment you’ll be working with. It may be advisable to gain a trade qualification in the field in which you intend to work.

  1. If you’re interested in heating and cooling, consider a Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32211).
  2. If you’re interested in electrical servicing, you’ll need to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811).
  3. You could also consider mechanical engineering. You’ll need to complete a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (MEM30205).

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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

This certificate gives you the skills to select, install, test, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment.

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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

This qualification will prepare you for a role as an Engineering Tradesperson in the metal, engineering and manufacturing industries.

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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

This certificate gives you the skills to maintain and repair electrical systems. It also includes the requirements for an Electrician's licence.

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May 2021
Field tech is. Tough job as you will do all your skills, knowledge and technics, time management and safety ...
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
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All around
The good things
Travel everywhere and look most beautiful place, Own schedule and time, but not excess on the target, overtime and always happy to the job you love,,
The challenges
Time booking schedule, limited space or access specially at the heart of city ,weather, and traffic,
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Nov 2018
Being a Diesel fitter is challenging but i wouldn't have it any other way
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Diesel Fitter)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
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Diesel technician
The good things
The good things about being a field service diesel technician is that i get to see alot of new places and work on a wide range of machines from mini excavators all the way up to some of the biggest mi...
The challenges
Challenges are working in the winter time. From snow to mud and everything in between. But its not so bad as it all washes off in the shower.
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