How to write a Computer Technician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Computer Technician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Computer Technician job titles

    Computer Technician
    Senior Computer Technician
    Computer Technician (with CompTIA A+ certification)
    Computer Technician (Part-Time)
    Desktop Support Technician

Computer Technician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Computer Technician job summary

Our company is searching for a highly skilled and motivated Computer Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong understanding of desktop operating systems, routinely thinks outside the box to solve problems quickly and understands what impeccable customer service is all about. The Computer Technician will be responsible for ensuring each department achieves key metrics, repairing computers and performing technical and system diagnostics as required. If you are a CompTIA A+ certified professional that’s interested in joining a collaborative team, please submit your application today.

Computer Technician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Computer Technician responsibilities

    Provide technical assistance and resolution as necessary
    Set up new computer systems and perform routine maintenance
    Ensure that Internet security software is updated and running properly
    Maintain computer equipment and software to ensure secure and efficient operations
    Repair computer hardware and servers as required
    Test and implement new software programs for the company

Computer Technician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Computer Technician skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    3+ years’ experience as a Computer Technician or Desktop Support Specialist
    Current CompTIA A+ certification
    Strong understanding of Microsoft and Apple operating systems
    Able to read and understand technical manuals
    Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects effectively

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