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Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

What does a Outdoor Power Equipment Technician do?

Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians repair, service and maintain small gasoline and diesel powered marine, power, recreational and turf equipment.

- They inspect engines, motors and other mechanical components.
- They adjust, repair or replace systems parts.
- They test and adjust repaired equipment for optimal performance.
- They estimate repair costs and advise customers.

What kind of person makes a good Outdoor Power Equipment Technician?

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician might be the job for you if you:

- Are interested in all types of machinery and engines.
- Donít mind working long hours
- Can stand for long periods of time
- Work well with others or alone
- Have good customer relations skills

How do I become a Outdoor Power Equipment Technician?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1000 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school in the first three years and 6 weeks of technical training in the last year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Outdoor Power Equipment Technician.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Outdoor Power Equipment Technician work?

Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians work in a number of different industries. They can work for equipment manufacturers, parks and recreation departments, construction companies, rental companies, equipment distributors and equipment retailers.

How much does a Outdoor Power Equipment Technician make?

On average, Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians in Alberta make $22.91 an hour.
Thatís about $48,500 a year.

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