Slot technicians are employed primarily by casinos and other gaming corporations, as well as manufacturers of slot machines. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, while equivalent experience may also be considered. Some employers prefer candidates who have at least one year of work experience with slot machines, while others require none at all.
Slot technicians must have in-depth understanding of repairing electronics and the use of hand tools. They may be required to travel from site to site, depending on the size of their employer, and are generally required to repair and maintain slot machines and other gaming equipment. They will need to install, service, configure, and perform diagnostics on these machines as needed, and keep each machine within all operating standards of the company or casino. Slot technicians are also responsible for ensuring that the proper parts are ordered for all repairs and maintenance.
Some slot technicians may need to rebuild parts, depending on their employer, and may work either independently or on a team. They usually report to a manager or senior technician, and often have room for advancement into a managerial position.
Slot Technician Tasks
- Maintain and repair gaming equipment, checking for proper operation.
- Create orders for equipment and tools.
- Document repairs, condition and shift activities.
- Install, test, remove and update gaming equipment.