Home Appliance Repair Technician (Sioux Falls, SD)
Sears Holdings Corp. - Sioux Falls, SD

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Job Purpose:
This position provides timely and quality repairs of customers' products while maintaining high customer service. Additionally, technicians promote and sell additional products and services that directly impact the profitability of the company. This position is responsible for the repair of products in the customer's home. Products repaired include:
•Aircon-dehumidifiers, Heat Pumps, HVAC, Oil/Boilers, Refrigerators (sealed systems), TV/Audio, TV/Digital and Video and A&E Generalist
Job Responsibilities:
To provide the proper customer focus, the In-Home Service Technician must:
•Work as a dedicated team member to ensure fast, flexible and expert service to every customer
•Demonstrate a sense of urgency to meet customer time commitments
•Successfully complete all Technician III training elements within required timeframes
•Meet key performance metrics and/or productivity goals as defined by the business
•Provide knowledgeable and courteous repair service
•Continuously look for methods to improve business performance and enhance the customer experience
•Follow the Value Added Services Process (i.e., selling extended warranties, water filters, etc.) by effectively communicating the benefits to the customer
•Provide direction to a Technical Helper, as applicable
•Ability to receive truck stock at home if the company vehicle is retained at the technician's place of residence or other designated location.
•Mentor other technicians, as applicable
•Maintain truck stock inventory within the prescribed company guidelines and standards
•Follow the truck maintenance schedule and keep a clean, organized truck
•Adhere to all company policies and procedures
•Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Specific Essential Functions:
The Technician's specific functions fall into four main groups:
•Accurately diagnose and repair appliances/equipment in the customer's home
•Ability to select and use basic tools or instruments to assemble, adjust, calibrate, repair or test various products
•Ability to give the customer an accurate estimate of the cost of repair, if applicable
•Ability to provide knowledgeable, courteous and professional customer service
•Must have knowledge of basic electrical principles
•Ability to work variable and flexible hours, including required overtime
•Ability to handle stressful situations and work in a fast-paced environment
•Regular and consistent attendance is an essential requirement of employment
•Ability to communicate diagnosis and needed repairs of products to the customer in a knowledgeable and courteous manner
•Ability to read, understand, and apply written text of a technical nature in order to answer questions, solve problems, or complete job tasks
•Ability to effectively communicate with Sears associates, vendors, third party customers and other outside sources (i.e., routing, STAC, etc.)
•Ability to effectively communicate the benefits of the Value Added Services to the customers
•Ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups, tailoring communication for audience/situation
•Must have the ability to use a laptop computer for service call processes, routing functions and parts/inquiries/ordering
•Ability to read, write and speak English
Service Performance:
•Ability to perform all services within manufacturer specifications and the In-Home Technician Operating Policies
•Ability to perform all procedures and work instruction according to ISO 9001 standards (ISO Certified Districts)
•Ability to use the Sears Smart Toolbox (SST) to input, access, modify, or output information
•Ability to read, understand and navigate through information presented in diagram, blueprints, or other pictorial displays on the laptop computer
•Ability to effectively demonstrate appropriate time management skills
•Ability to work with minimal supervision
•Ability to maintain a professional appearance according to company dress code
•Must demonstrate a commitment to quality work in all areas
•Ability to follow specific process steps to ensure quality workmanship and prevent recalls
•Ability to perform to the company standards set for PA, PM Add-ons and other VASP sales
•Ability to follow all technical processes related to management of customer collections (i.e. ATM deposits)
•Ability to apply appropriate use of security, maintenance and safety procedures to protect company and customer assets (truck, tools, parts, inventory, etc.)
•Ability to apply appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e. back belt, safety glasses)
•Ability to avoid accidents by recognizing potentially unsafe situations, and responding appropriately when accidents occurs
•Ability to follow appropriate industry specific regulations related to the handling of hazardous materials
This job is performed by the Technician driving to the customer's home and repairing the appliance/equipment on-site. Technicians may drive up to _____ miles per _____.
Responsibilities/Skills/Experience Requirements
Experience/Education/Certification Requirements:
•High School diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
•Must be at least 18 years of age
•Certification and /or licenses as required
•Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and driver's license check
•Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license and be willing to submit to random drug testing, per company policy
•Experience and aptitude with computers and databases
Job Specific Technical Competencies
Required Job Competencies:
•Maintain the highest level of service standards and work with management in technician development
•Accept responsibility for work assignments and be held accountable for successful completion
•Outstanding customer service skills
•Computer literacy skills
•Work well with others in a group, cooperate with others, offer to help when needed, and foster a team climate to deliver high performance results
•Open to change and the ability to implement change quickly and effectively
•Convey a positive image of the company in all actions and behaviors
•Mentoring skills
•Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Years Experience
1 - 2 Years Experience
Preferred Minimum Education
High School / GED

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