Do you have an aptitude for working with machines, have good math skills and mechanical ability? Then you might want to consider becoming an automated teller machine servicer. Automated teller machine (ATM) technicians install, maintain and repair ATMs. You’ll need to keep in mind that you can be called any time of the day or night to make sure that people are able to make their banking transactions. This is a very important job and not to be taken lightly.
You’ll need a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a college entrance exam (SAT/ACT). You’ll want to check out your local community college or vocational school, however courses are available online.
You’ll need to take basic electronic coursework. Vocational schools offer convenient hours to accommodate individuals who are already working. You can also get an associate’s degree in electronics or electronic communications. Although some employers don’t require an automated teller machine servicer to have a degree, many do and expect that you have some level of college that includes some type of diploma or certificate. You should also consider taking computer technology as this will increase the probability of you landing the position.
Once you get your certificate or diploma, get an entry level position for training. You can do this while you’re still in school and that is the best way. Most employers are looking for an automated teller machine servicer with anywhere from 2 to 5 years of experience in some electronics-related field. To get some experience you may have to work on appliance repair and installation, computer repair, vending machine repair and installation. But that’s fine so long as you get experience.
You should have good math skills, system software operations background, understanding of electromechanical tools and good communication skills. You must have a valid driver’s license with a clean record and a good credit record. Since you can be called any time of the day or night, you need to have a flexible schedule. In some cases you may be required to carry a sidearm so you will need to have a license for that. If you have experience with ATM network security, you’ll have more job prospects and earn more money. Consider getting experience with that if you can. Best of luck becoming an automated teller machine servicer.