Food equipment repair service technicians install, troubleshoot, repair and perform regular maintenance on commercial kitchen equipment. They provide service to industries such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other businesses that offer commercialize cooking or food preparation services. 


  • Average annual starting salary: $35,000
  • Comprehensive benefits program, including 401k and paid time off
  • Career growth opportunities, including advanced technician and management roles
  • On-the-job training with ongoing education to earn advanced certifications
  • Company service vehicle, fuel card, tablet and phone for business use
  • Independent work environment


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical experience or mechanical aptitude is desired
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Soft skills (customer service)
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to follow through on assignments with minimal supervision
  • Basic Computer skills

How do you start your journey to becoming a technician?

The best way to get started in a career as a commercial food equipment repair technician is to reach out to a CFESA Member in your area. The majority of our members are hiring qualified individuals who are willing to work hard and learn. Simply click the link below to view our membership directory.

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