Other Repairers and Servicers

Occupation:Other Repairers and Servicers
Category:Trades and Transportation

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

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

Job requirements:
  • Some secondary 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.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Limited

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)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Other Repairers and Servicers365decline5High
Minimum: $11.00
Median: $18.00
Maximum: $28.37
Minimum: $4,789
Median: $33,763
Maximum: $70,590
Occupations in Trades and Transportation57,925Decline slightly3,400High
Minimum: $13.00
Median: $20.35
Maximum: $34.00
Minimum: $7,580
Median: $37,269
Maximum: $79,787
Other Repairers and ServicersCompared to: Occupations in Trades and Transportation
Percent employed full-time82%89%
Percent self-employed11%13%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentOther Repairers and ServicersCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Cape Breton8%N/A13%$32,974
Annapolis Valley17%x13%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeOther Repairers and ServicersCompared to: All Trades and Transportation
% Employed% Employed
Median Age4447
GenderOther Repairers and ServicersCompared to: Occupations in Trades and Transportation
% Employed% Employed
EducationOther Repairers and ServicersCompared to: All Trades and Transportation
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school15.2%x18.2%$25,753
High school38.0%x25.5%$28,089
Trades certificate16.5%x29.4%$40,890
College certificate or diploma21.5%x22.6%$39,023
University certificate or diploma2.5%x1.0%$35,969
Bachelor's degree3.8%x2.7%$36,972
University advanced certificate or diplomaN/Ax0.2%$41,705
Master's degreeN/Ax0.3%x
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryN/Ax0.0%$3,714
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.


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Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Adult high school/secondary diploma programs
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the high school level.
Program Description:
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.
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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
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