7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers

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Lead statement

Workers in this unit group install and service a wide variety of interior and exterior prefabricated products such as windows, doors, electrical appliances, water heaters, fences, play structures and septic and irrigation systems at residential, commercial or institutional properties. They are employed by companies specializing in specific product installation and service.

Example Titles

  • aluminum window installer
  • eavestrough installer
  • electric appliance installer
  • exterior cladder
  • fence erector
  • hot tub installer
  • irrigation technician – installation and maintenance
  • kitchen cupboard and vanity installer
  • recreation structure erector
  • siding installer
  • sign installer
  • swimming pool installer
  • water conditioner servicer
  • water heater servicer
  • window installer

Main duties

  • Installers and servicers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Read blueprints or work order specifications to determine layout and installation procedures
    • Measure and mark guidelines to be used for installations
    • Install, repair and service interior prefabricated products such as doors, windows, kitchen cupboards, bathroom vanities, water heaters and household appliances using hand and power tools
    • Install, repair and service exterior prefabricated products such as siding, shutters, awnings, fencing, decks, septic and irrigation systems, signs and play structures using hand and power tools.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • On-the-job training and several months of related installing, repairing or servicing experience are usually required.
  • A driver's licence may be required.

Additional information

  • There is some mobility among the various types of installers and servicers in this unit group.

Exclusions

  • Appliance servicers and repairers (73327332)
  • Central air conditioner installers (in 73137313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics)
  • Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers (72527252)
  • Supervisors of workers in this unit group (in 72057205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers)