Service Technician, Copy Machines Salary
Job Description for Service Technician, Copy Machines
A service technician for copy machines carries out duties in order to analyze technical problems with copy machines and then corrects these problems so that the copy machines can run smoothly again. The technician may also periodically carry out maintenance duties on copy machines.Read More...
Resolving issues with copy machines require a large amount of troubleshooting and problem solving. The problem with the copy machine may have to do with the software. Alternatively, it may have to do with the working parts of the machine, so it is important to be proficient with both. The technician should have a deep understanding as to how electronics such as cop machines work. It is also necessary to be able to understand and interpret blueprints and manuals relating to cop machines. The technician may work for a company that produces copy machines or may be a contractor that provides technical services to various companies. Companies with a large amount of copy machines may even hire a service technician for copy machines to work full-time onsite. Generally, the service technician will work with a multitude of customers in different sorts of fields, so it is important to be able to have strong customer service skills.
Many positions prefer someone who has had experience as a service technician. Training related to copy machines may be provided, though the applicant should have some technical service experience. Some positions require graduation from a technical school, in addition to a high school diploma. Travel to various client offices is common. so a valid driver’s license is often necessary.
Service Technician, Copy Machines Tasks
- Troubleshoot and repair copiers by conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests and responding appropriately.
- Interact with users to understand errors or failures and take appropriate action.
- Document actions and log copier status and time spent.
- Inventory supplies and equipment, including parts, ordering and verifying receipt when supplies run low.
- Maintain, clean and replace copiers and their parts.
Common Career Paths for Service Technician, Copy Machines
Copy Machines Service Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Service & Repair Technical Manager. The latter position pays an average of $53K annually. Given that the median pay is $36K, it may be surprising to find that a Copy Machine Technician is the most common role for Copy Machines Service Technicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Electronics Technician role — which pays $43K — is also typical for Copy Machines Service Technicians, though less common by comparison.
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Pay by Experience Level for Service Technician, Copy Machines
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Copy Machines Service Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $33K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $37K. Copy Machines Service Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Copy Machines Service Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.