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

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

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 Heating, 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)