Photocopier Technician








What is a Photocopier Technician?

A Photocopier Technician is a trained artisan who is responsible for the smooth running of photocopy machines.

Photocopy machines are an important tool in an office.

Most offices require a photocopy machine for admin so businesses usually have at least one photocopier machine.

For example:

  • A print and design company or restaurant may have only one but a large company like Old Mutual or Standard Bank may have hundreds.  So Photocopier Technicians have their work cut out for them.

What does a Photocopier Technician do?

  • travels from one customer to another
  • instals new machines
  • services machines
  • troubleshoots and finds the fault
  • orders parts
  • replaces broken or worn parts
  • trains new users/clients on how to use machine
  • reads manuals
  • keeps up to date with current technology
  • keeps records

Are you … ?

  • mathematically inclined?
  • technically minded?
  • interested in electronics?
  • a good communicator?
  • willing to work overtime sometimes?
  • good with people?
  • patient?

How do I become a Photocopier Technician?

To get from one customer to another – it is advantageous to have a valid driver’s licence.  Some companies may offer you a company car while others expect you to have your own.

Some Photocopier Technicians require a A+ Course in computers and electronics training.  A basic understanding of networking is advantageous.

Some institutions you can do the A+ IT course are:



Another way to become a Photocopier Technician is to approach a Photocopy company directly.  They may offer in-house training. 

If you start at the bottom of the company and show that you are hard-working and dedicated, the company may send you on a training course for you to become a Photocopier Technician.


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Machine Mechanic … or … Electrician

Is becoming a Photocopier Technician the right career choice for me?