Education and Job Responsibilities of a Mobile Device Repair Technician

When it comes to what a company looks for in a potential employee there are many variables that come into play. When first entering the field having the education in the field you want to proceed in will be crucial. Along with the education of a degree you can also try and obtain certificates in mobile technologies. Theses certificates can also overlap into other fields of IT. Certifications such as CompTIA A+, which is a vender neutral organization that many companies respect and shows that you have entry level capabilities and having professional skills. As time goes on and you are in the field that you want to stay in experience will be the leader when it comes to looking for new jobs or advancing in a company you are currently in.   When breaking down the subject of what you need to know about mobile technologies the two many categories will be both hardware and software. For software troubleshooting a deep understanding of Android, Java, and iOS will be a must. For the hardware front you will need to know as a technician how to use precision tools and solders and have a proficient amount of experience seeing as mobile components are very fragile and small. Many mobile devices contain more screws that are in an average living room set. This combined with cameras, vibrating modules, buttons, ports and many other small things the ability to work with small delicate objects is a must.   Moving onto the responsibilities in the job place the task at hand will depend on where the current problem lies whether it is...

Why knowing how to repair devices makes me a better technician?

         I believe there are many reasons that knowing how to repair devices makes me a better technician.  Knowing the ins and outs of devices available is a powerful attribute to have.  You must understand the device you are working on to make a knowledgeable hypothesis as to what is actually wrong with the machine you have in front of you.  Without the understanding you cannot know if the problem is software or hardware/firmware related.  An example would be transferring files from one unit to another.  It could be the software does not have the potential to do what you are trying to do, or it could be a malfunctioning cord or plug on the device that is not connecting properly.  Plus the device might just not be capable of what the customer wants.  I believe it is my responsibility to be able to problem solves and the better I am at doing that, the more reliable I am to the customer or company I am working for.  I also believe that the more you know can never hurt as the industry is continually growing and if you are constantly behind you may find it hard to constantly be marketable to employers.  Even just understanding where the market is going as opposed to where it has been might be an issue as you need to look at earlier problems to maybe grasp what is going on with a unit you are working on currently.         There are also many new opportunities arrising in the marketplace right now.  I believe that mobile devices have become so prevalent in this world...

Education and qualifications need to become a mobile device repair technician

If you are interested in mobile devices and how to repair them you might be wondering how and where to get started. There are a few basic skills you should have or possess before starting your trip down the road to be a mobile device repair technician. The first and one of the most important things you need is patience. It takes time to learn the skills needed to be able to fix mobile devices. You also need patience to be able to work with small and sometimes frustrating components, remember these are complex devices designed to fit in the palm of your hand. The next thing you need is dexterity; again these are small devices and require the manipulation of small parts and screws. Organization is another very important skill to have. When you have a mobile device completely disassembled you should have all the parts laid out in an organized manner, or else trying to put them back together correctly is going to become vastly more difficult. Technical ability is also very important. You should already possess some basic technical ability before you consider the idea of getting further training. You may already have some basic technical ability, and maybe even some with repair or electronic devices, but you may wonder what to do next. You should seek out formal training in mobile device repair. There are a few different ways you can go about this. The first, and probably the best would be to take an in person class at your local college. MATC offers one such course called appropriately Mobile Device Repair and Maintenance. Taking...

Typical job responsibilities of mobile device repair technician

The most important responsibility of a mobile device repair technician is to repair or replace the device if needed. Whether it is for an individual customer or a company workplace. Often, the cost has a lot to do with whether the product should be replaced or repaired, depending on the importance and need of the product. You'll make the decision whether or not to replace or repair (refurbish) the device. For the average person like myself, replacing it doesn't make sense; I'm cheap and I like to save money when I can. So I believe in repairing a lot my electronics whenever possible. Some people feel better with replacing it and have the money to spend(waste). When it comes to companies, a lot times they feel that a full replacement of the device is necessary. Normally for dependability reasons, a lot of times the company has a contract and the device is under warranty. Also, when it comes to landfills the product needs to be disposed of correctly so many of them are making their way to the wrong places and polluting our planet. In California alone, more than 34,000 tons (tons!) of batteries were sent to landfills in 2004. The lithium-ion Battery that devices use is quite toxic and needs to be disposed of properly, so many people are irresponsible about the disposal. More than 80% of rechargeable batteries contain the hazardous heavy metals nickel and cadmium —stuff you do not want seeping into your water supply. Time Management An important responsibility of a Technician is time management; deciding what isan acceptable repair job and what is not. A smaller business has to take that into consideration; you can't have techs wasting time on something...

The Evolution of Technology in My Career

When you first think of something worthwhile to invest in as a career, friends and family always try to point you to a direction of current job trends or make suggestions based upon what one has experience with. Nevertheless, generally these ideas are not of interest or were never on one’s radar as a possibility. When I was young, my Grandmother told me to go into “computers”; I was praised for having the mind and patience for figuring things out and how to fix them. I embraced this passion in a different direction – to the world of mechanics. I invested the younger years of my life to what I was gifted at, working on bicycles and lawnmowers. I quickly transitioned to assorted agricultural implements, immediately earning my father’s trust as a competent mechanic. The opportunities to showcase my passion, knowledge and talent moved to chainsaws, lawn mowing tractors and farm tractors. I then further advanced my knowledge and seized the opportunity to use such experience to gain a variety of certifications. The next logical step was the MATC Automotive Technician Program. The move from just a plain mechanic to a technician means that you have the knowledge and ability to work with the computer systems on equipment. I made such an advancement around 1994 – I finally landed at the Milwaukee County Fleet Garage working as a Heavy, Medium, Light duty Truck, Vehicle and Equipment technician. In the Industrial Automotive and equipment area, in my estimation, about 75+% of all machinery and equipment being produced in the world now has some kind of computerized guidance or usage. More...