Home Entertainment Equipment Technician Job Profile and Description

With multichannel sound reproduction appliances and high definition flat panel displays and projections that comprise the 21stcentury home entertainment systems, the modern homeowner videophiles relies on the Home Entertainment Equipment Technicians, also known as home theater installers, top maintain these equipment, Trained as electronic technicians with knowledge in acoustics, they have become indispensable in troubleshooting, repairing and adjusting audio and video systems for the home.

Home Entertainment Equipment Technician Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct home service work for minor repair or accept equipment for repairs in shops.
  • Discuss with clients on the perceived problems with the system.
  • Examine, test, observed and isolate suspected problematic unit by disconnecting cables and performing process of elimination.
  • Once equipment has been isolation, perform electronic troubleshooting.
  • Open and disassemble equipment for further testing and troubleshooting using prescribed test and repair tools and instruments.
  • Trouble shoot flat panel displays, projection systems, DVD and Blu-ray players, multichannel amplifiers and speakers.
  • Compute and provide cost estimates on the repair inclusive of labor, parts replacement and shipment as applicable
  • Ensure that client accepts estimate prior to actual repair work.
  • Arrange for shipment of appliance or call client to pick it up.
  • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams.
  • Create and maintain repair records for specific equipment models and clients.

Home Entertainment Equipment Technician Summary of Qualification

  • Must have above average comprehension skills to follow medium complexity instructions and reading electronic schematic diagrams.
  • Must have above average communication and interpersonal skills.

Home Entertainment Equipment Technician Education and Qualifications

An associate degree or corticated vocational training in electronics technology along with 3-5 years of experience in maintaining consumer electronic parts is basic.

Home Entertainment Equipment Technician Salary

The median hourly wages for Home Entertainment Equipment Technicians employed in consumer electronic shops specializing in audio and video reproduction systems stood at $15.54 per hour or $32,320 annually.  The wage will depend often on the consumer electronic brand.