Trades & Services

Vending Machine Servicer

Vending machine servicers fill, maintain and machines that dispense drinks, snacks, confectionery and tickets.

  • Entry-level education

    Junior secondary school certificate or equivalent

  • Job outlook

    1 2 3 4 5

What does a Vending Machine Servicer do?

Vending machine servicers fill, maintain and machines that dispense drinks, snacks, confectionery and tickets.


Work activities

As a vending machine servicer, you would:

  • replenish vending machine contents
  • keep up to date with new technologies and learn about individual vending machines
  • perform routine maintenance to keep vending machines in good working condition
  • fix minor faults when a vending machine fails
  • repair or replace damaged parts, including refrigeration components and worn bearings and cogs
  • reassemble machines to test that they work before putting them back into service.

Key skills and interests

To become a vending machine servicer, you would need:

  • problem-solving skills
  • to enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • mechanical aptitude
  • literacy and numeracy skills.

Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

In a full-time job you would usually work a standard number of hours per week. You may need to work shifts, or be part of an on-call roster, as vending machines are used, and break down, at all hours.


Vending machine servicers work indoors or outdoors Machines are usually installed under cover. You would need to be mobile and move to different locations during the day to fill and service machines. You would need a current drivers' licence.


How to become an Vending Machine Servicer?

Entry Level Education

You can work as a vending machine servicer without formal qualifications. You would get some training on the job.

Your employment prospects may be improved if you have a VET qualification in Electrical Machine Repair or Appliance Service. Entry to some of these courses may require you to have gained an apprenticeship position.

To do repair work on electrical, refrigeration or cabling parts or components of vending machines requires the appropriate training and licence(s).


Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment for vending machine servicers is expected to show little growth over the next 3-5 years.

This is a relatively small occupation which has shown only moderate growth over the last 5-6 years. Opportunities will likely vary between regions and part-time work may offer better prospects.


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