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Become A Hardware Technician

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Working As A Hardware Technician

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $48,620

    Average Salary

What Does A Hardware Technician Do At Kelly Services

* Trouble-shoot and resolve Process control hardware and software issues.
* Provide Process control technical support to operations personnel.
* Coordinate and provide technical support for projects.
* Travel to off sites to implement and troubleshoot process control equipment.
* Procure parts and equipment to provide support operations.
* Schedule perform routine predictive and preventive maintenance.
* Participate in the day to day operations necessary for keeping the Process Control shop facilities functioning in an efficient manner.
* Coordinate and assist in the implementation of process control hardware.
* Create procedural documents for operating discipline and personnel in performing Process Control system enhancements or changes

What Does A Hardware Technician Do At Lg-TEK

* Organize and direct all hardware installations
* Analyze and develop new hardware requirements and prepare specifications for hardware acquisitions
* Direct and lead preparation of engineering plans and site installation of technical design packages
* Develop hardware installation schedules
* Mobilize installation team
* Direct and lead preparation of drawings by documenting configuration changes at each site
* Prepare site installation and test reports
* Coordinate post installation operations and maintenance support
* Occasional travel to regional tail sites for surveys, fix actions, and other support initiatives should be expected

What Does A Hardware Technician Do At General Electric

* Technician will be required to follow procedures and document work.
* Technician must be highly motivated and willing to learn.
* Duties Include:
* Preventative Maintenance Inspections
* Corrective Maintenance Repair
* Failure Analysis
* Operation of Specialized Equipment
* Load Testing New Equipment
* Strict Safety discipline
* Working with heights up to 50 ft

What Does A Hardware Technician Do At Johnson Controls

* Handle the team of hardware design engineers, team Work planning and setting of KRA and team goals
* Lead project team of Electronics / Electrical hardware design engineers, manage internal and outsourced development partners responsible for all stages of embedded hardware design and development for complex products, solutions /platforms which includes testing, validation, verification and manufacturing support.
* Create and maintain documentation as per product life cycle for Hardware Development
* Review and evaluate designs and project activities for compliance with technology, development guidelines and standards; provide tangible feedback to improve product quality
* Manage and expand relationships with internal and outsourced development partners on Embedded hardware design and development
* Communicate within the team to understand requirements and initiate proof of concept implementation
* Engage with the software and testing teams to specify testing strategy, software design, build and test features.
* Work on resolution of complex issues and provide update to Technical panel
* Provides domain-specific expertise for overall electrical/electronic hardware and perspective to cross-organization projects, programs and activities
* Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects and activities in the embedded hardware design
* Provides guidance and mentoring to team members, knowledge sharing and demonstrate team spirit
* Supporting responsibilities:
* On-time completion of assigned project deliveries
* Work with identified team/vendors to implement the designs
* Participate in the POC to product development transition
* Participate in Quality assurance, improvement activities and auditing.
* Disciplined use of allocated budget to maintain viability and future cost of product development
* Improve technical competencies and skill levels based on project requirements and inputs from Analyst
* Key performance indicators:
* On Time delivery
* Innovative ways of working
* High Quality deliverables to meet customer’s standards

What Does A Hardware Technician Do At Robert Half

* Troubleshoots and corrects problems on devices/equipment down to board level.
* Corrects/fixes minor to moderate software issues on parking/access systems.
* Understands and troubleshoots the basic setup of a network.
* Properly identifies all network devices on a LAN (router, modem, switch etc.)
* Understands and troubleshoots the basic setup of a credit card configuration within the network.
* Provides good effective communication and customer service.
* Properly identifies when higher level support is needed.
* Properly executes troubleshooting instructions from higher level support.
* Properly maintains vehicle and keeps it in good running condition.
* Properly maintains his/hers inventory levels.
* Safely use company provided devices/software (i.e. tablet PC, Laptop, Cell Phone, etc.) to properly communicate with base office.
* Company provided devices are for business use only.
* If personal calls need to be made, it should be done using personal devices, on personal time and never in front of customer. (i.e. breaks).
* Responsible for transactions for assigned FRs (Electronic Service Tickets) in JIRA/Axapta (ERP system) on a per FR basis (materials/parts and labor), to include preventative maintenance visits.
* Also responsible for maintaining and filling out PM Records and appropriate Service Call Report Forms.
* Paper work / documentation and Service Tickets Must Be Completed and submitted for Billing Daily.
* Effectively communicates with the Service Coordinator/Advisors and Service management team.
* Accurately accounts for his/her time and all inventory transactions in ERP.
* All work hours need to be properly logged and accounted for in ERP system.
* Comply with Service procedures and protocol.
* Technology doesn't change the world.
* People do.
* As a technology staffing firm, we can't think of a more fitting mantra.
* We're extreme believers in technology and the incredible things it can do.
* But we know that behind every smart piece of software, every powerful processor, and every brilliant line of code is an even more brilliant person.
* Leader among IT staffing agencies
* The intersection of technology and people — it's where we live.
* Backed by more than 65 years of experience, Robert Half Technology is a leader among IT staffing agencies.
* Whether you're looking to hire experienced technology talent or find the best technology jobs, we are your IT expert to call.
* We understand not only the art of matching people, but also the science of technology.
* We use a proprietary matching tool that helps our staffing professionals connect just the right person to just the right job.
* And our network of industry connections and strategic partners remains unmatched.
* Apply for this job now or contact our branch office at 888
* to learn more about this position.
* All applicants applying for U
* S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.
* All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.
* Robert Half Technology.
* An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
* By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.
* Req ID:
* Functional Role:
* Hardware Analyst
* Country:
* State:
* NJ
* City:
* New Brunswick
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How To Become A Hardware Technician

Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.


Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a postsecondary degree. Applicants who have taken some computer-related classes are often qualified. For computer network support specialists, many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Large software companies that provide support to business users who buy their products or services often require a bachelor’s degree. Positions that are more technical are likely to require a degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information science, but for others, the applicant’s field of study is less important.

To keep up with changes in technology, many computer support specialists continue their education throughout their careers.


Certification programs are generally offered by vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge of and best practices required by computer support specialists. Companies may require their computer support specialists to hold certifications in the products the companies use.


Many computer support specialists advance to other information technology positions, such as network and computer systems administrators and software developers. Some become managers in the computer support services department. Some organizations provide paths for support specialists to move into other parts of the organization, such as sales. For more information, see the profiles on network and computer systems administrators and software developers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic. They must often help people who are frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.

Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problems that their customers are describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation.

Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and solve them.

Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solutions to computer problems in a way that a nontechnical person can understand.

Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for employees and customers, as well as real-time web chat interactions.

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Hardware Technician Career Paths

Hardware Technician
Network Technician Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Field Technician Network Engineer Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Service Manager General Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Technician Technical Support Specialist Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Technician Network Technician Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Technician Systems Engineer Product Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Systems Analyst Business Analyst
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Technician Technician Sales Consultant
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Desktop Support Technician Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Network Administrator Systems Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Field Technician Sales Consultant Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Desktop Support Technician Network Administrator Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Hardware Technician Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Carrier

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Nepali

  • Vietnamese

  • Cherokee

  • Hindi

  • Korean

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Top Skills for A Hardware Technician


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Top Hardware Technician Skills

  1. Network Printers
  2. Laptop Computers
  3. Desktop Support
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide support to network printers, software and hardware and provide adequate training to internal clients to operate various system printers.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to retail customers for Toshiba laptop computers.
  • Help desktop support with Ethernet problems (Dell, IBM and Apple latop and desktop.)
  • Worked with a team to encourage individual and team growth to meet and excel in customer service.
  • Maintain and distribute a loaner fleet of personal computers.

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